I love the TA forums, and have used comments here to develop my itinerary. Any suggestions/comments are welcome.
Arrive Queenstown from Sydney Sep 30- 3 nights
Milford Sound trip Oct 2
Coach to Wanaka Oct 3
Coach to Fox Glacier Oct 4 - 2 nights
Coach to Greymouth and TranzAlpine Train to CC Oct 6 - 2 nights
Fly to Rotorura Oct 8 - 2 nights
Coach to Auckland via Waitomo Caves Oct 10 - 4 nights
All day trip to Bay of Islands
Depart for US on Oct 14.
Would it be smart to add another full day at Queenstown and eliminate one in Auckland? (we currently have 2 - one of which will be spent at Milford Sound). Our flights into Queenstown and out of Auckland are set...everything else is flexible.
We will have spent 9 days in Australia...3 snorkeling the GBR prior to arriving in NZ. We are active retirees in our 60s.