I am doing follow up on previous post -11 Days in NZ (North & South Island). I am getting a bit nervous over my plan after reading the forums over insufficient time for both islands.
a) Would someone please advise if our itinerary can be done?
b) Do we need to book the transports and tour now? Is last week of November a peak session for NZ?
c) What do we wear for the trip - how is the weather in South Island and Mt Cook?
d) How long is daylight hour?
Day 1 – AKL to Queenstown, arrive 2pm Sky Gondola, walk along lake (Rydges Lakeside .
Day 2 – Milford Sound, Coach + Cruise, back to Queenstown.
Day 3 – Day tour to Arrowtown, Remarkables (Connectabus) or Lord of the Ring (by tour)
Day 4 – By coach from Queenstown to Mt Cook Skiplane or heli, Stay in Mt Cook.
Day 5 – Walks in the morning – Tasman Glacier. By coach from Mt Cook to Christchurch (1pm)
Day 6 – Christchurch City Tour (public transport) or Alpine Safari (coach,4WD, Jetboat,
Tranzalpine- by tour)
Day 7 – Christchurch to Picton to Wellington by Inter-Islander train and ferry
Day 8 – Wellington day tour
Day 9 – Wellington to Rotorua by Intercity coach
Maori Cultural & Hangi Dinner
Day 10 – Rotorua - Hobbiton – Auckland (by tour)
Day 11 – Auckland Day Tour (Hop On and Off), Sky tower. Depart AKL at midnight to KUL.
Your advice and comments are highly appreciated. Thanks