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Catch local Pokemon characters on this Australia-New Zealand tour

Catch local Pokemon characters on this Australia-New Zealand tour
Fans play Pokemon Go near the Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. (EPA)

If you want to catch Pokemon and see the sights Down Under, bespoke tour operator Zicasso has created a family vacation for you. Parents and kids can play the popular mobile-app game Pokemon Go while sightseeing with a private tour guide.

You'll visit Auckland, Queenstown, Rotorua, Hobbiton (the film set of the "Lord of the Rings" movies) and the Milford Sound in New Zealand; and Melbourne, Port Douglas, the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda, Sydney and the Blue Mountains in Australia.

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Aside from the Pokemon, you'll see real, not virtual, kangaroos while touring Australia.
Aside from the Pokemon, you'll see real, not virtual, kangaroos while touring Australia. (Brian K. Tan/Zicasso)

And yes, you'll likely bag a Kangaskhan, the Pokemon character that lives only in Australia and New Zealand.

When: 14-day tours may be customized to your travel dates.

Price: Starting at $4,999 per person, based on double occupancy. It includes accommodations, airport transfers, guided tours, and ground transportation within Australia and New Zealand. International airfare is extra.

Queenstown in Australia also is on the 14-day itinerary that includes New Zealand too.
Queenstown in Australia also is on the 14-day itinerary that includes New Zealand too. (Brian K. Tan/Zicasso)

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