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Adventure to New Zealand and Tahiti with Our South Pacific Tours

Crystal clear water, volcanic islands, beautiful vineyards – all of this and more can be found in the South Pacific. The region is a home to the tropical island paradise of Tahiti, as well as the scenically diverse New Zealand. At Classic Journeys, our escorted tours in the South Pacific are led by local guides who are experienced and knowledgeable about the location. Tour a volcano in Tahiti or hike among the mountains of New Zealand. No matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong. Taking an adventure tour in the South Pacific will guarantee a memorable experience.

Witness the scenic diversity on our luxury New Zealand tours

Our New Zealand tours will take your breath away. If the snow-capped peaks don’t do it, then the beauty and trails of Waiheke Island will. You will gasp at the thrill of sailing on an America’s Cup yacht as well as the spectacle of a lake where icebergs surround your boat. As we divide our time between New Zealand’s two main islands, Classic Journeys’ knowledgeable local guides will introduce you to places you wouldn’t find on your own.

Blue water cove in the south pacific.

Picture this: you will visit a family on their vast sheep station, you will sip wine at a vineyard in a setting one could easily mistake for the Napa Valley. Our local guide also arranges for naturalists, historians, and experts in glacier walking and jet boating. Our New Zealand luxury hiking tours will transform your vacation into J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel. As you sample green lip mussels, learn about Maori culture, and walk the swing bridge across the Hooker River, you’ll appreciate New Zealand as the most scenically diverse and unstoppably fun destination anywhere.

A boat in the south pacific.

Experience a Tropical Paradise in Tahiti

Tahiti is a breathtaking tropical paradise in the South Pacific. Listen to the waves crashing as you relax on a white sands beach. Witness the volcanic formations as you tour the island of Tahiti and take in the sights. Hike through the rainforest to reach a beautiful waterfall. Tahiti is the tropical island of your dreams! On your private South Pacific adventure tour with Classic Journeys, you will not only visit scenic locations but also be immersed in the culture of Tahiti. Call your Travel Experience Specialist to start planning your unforgettable Tahiti tour.

A mountain in the South Pacific.

Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? Answers to all your questions, except that one.

Getting Here

Which airlines fly to the South Pacific from the USA?

If you are visiting Tahiti, airlines suchs as Air Tahiti Nui, Air France, French Bee, Hawaiian Airlines, and United Airlines fly there.

Airlines that fly directly to New Zealand include Air New Zealand, American Airlines, and United Airlines.

Check your local airport to see if these airlines service your area.
What is the best time of year to visit the South Pacific?

If you’re traveling to Tahiti, May-October are the best months to visit. Keep in mind that July and August have the most crowds, so plan accordingly.

The best time to visit New Zealand is between March and May and between September and November. Remember that New Zealand is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so their seasons are opposite of those in the United States.

Activities & Adventures

What are the top things to do in the South Pacific?

Many people visit the South Pacific for their islands. If you are traveling to Tahiti, visiting the beautiful beaches are a must. Islands in the South Pacific, like Tahiti, are also home to waterfalls and other scenic sights.

When visiting New Zealand, make sure you visit the hot springs, enjoy the Rere Rock Slide, stargaze, and hike through the natural beauty.

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What is the food like in the South Pacific?

Throughout the South Pacific, fish and seafood are a prominent part of the food there. Sweet potatoes, taro, and yams are often used as a starch. Coconut and its byproducts (coconut milk, sugar, and oil) are also a frequently used ingredient.

What are the best travel destinations in the South Pacific for history?

There are many historical areas in the South Pacific. If you are visiting islands make sure to stop by museums, stone temples, and other historical sites. In Tahiti, check out James Norman Hall’s home, as well as the municipal market. In New Zealand, areas such as the Basin Reserve, Pencarrow Lighthouse, and Stone Store and Mission House are worth visiting.

What are the best travel destinations in the South Pacific for beaches and coastline?

There isn’t a shortage of beaches in the South Pacific! Each island in the South Pacific has their own unique beaches, so no matter which island you visit, you won’t be wrong!

What are the best destinations in the South Pacific for wildlife?

The South Pacific is home to many types of wildlife. Since each location is different in the South Pacific, there isn’t one “best” destination. If you’re interested in seeing wildlife, try bird watching, snorkeling, or diving!

Which South Pacific destinations are best for weddings or honeymoons?

The South Pacific is a great destination for a wedding or honeymoon. If you are looking for a beach themed event, there are many islands to choose from. If you’re looking for a different view, try New Zealand. New Zealand has a diverse landscape. Whether you want to be married near a glacier or Hobbit house, New Zealand is your place to go!

Which travel destinations in the South Pacific are best for families?

If your family is looking for a beach vacation, the islands in the South Pacific are a great choice. With a variety of islands and resorts to choose from, you will be able find one that matches your family’s needs. For those looking to do more than the beach, New Zealand is a great option. With many different landscapes, New Zealand has plenty to do with your family.