I would be grateful for any comments / suggestions regarding our forthcoming trip...........
My daughter (living in Australia) brought me a full day wine tour in Blenheim for my 60th birthday recently - BUT I live in UK!!! "Forced" to redeem the voucher has incurred the cost of air tickets for me and my wife so we are into the planning stages of our visit - 16 days from mid May.
We would be really grateful of any comments relating to our outline itinerary so far and things to do/see along the way, especially on the West Coast. We fly into and out of Auckland and will hire a car.
Day 1 Auckland to Rotorua - visit geyser springs, Kerosene Creek? Dip into Maori culture.
Day 2 Rotorua to Havelock North stay at Craggy Range, dinner at Terroir
Day 3 Havelock N. to Wellington.
Day 4 Wellington to Blenheim.
Day 5 THE wine tour!!
Day 6 Blenheim to Nelson - Historical family connections.
Day 7 Nelson to Kaikoura
Day 8 Whale watching, seal colony Kaikoura to Kaipoi.
Day 9 Kaipoi to Palmerston
Day 10 Palmerston to Cromwell or Queenstown visit Skyline, helicopter tour Doubtful Sound.
Day 11 Jet Boat then Queenstown to Wanaka.
Day 12 Wanaka to Haast
Day 13 Haast to Okarhito
Day 14 Okarhito to Greymouth, drop off car, Tranz Alpine Express to Christchurch.
Day 15 late PM Fly Christchurch to Auckland
Day 16 Auckland fly to UK late PM
We are flexible on our budget and plan to book accommodation as we travel.
We are grateful for any comments - Many thanks!