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South Island Itinerary

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South Island Itinerary

Hi guys,

My Fiancé and I are planning our honeymoon to the beautiful NZ - it will be his first time overseas.

We are looking to spend 2 1/2 to 3 weeks doing the South Island. We will be there in August 2014 and are looking forward to the winter weather and are both fine with driving around. I've come up with the below plan but would love some advice.

Arrive in Christchurch - 1 Night

Christchurch to Hanmer Springs - 2 Nights

Hanmer to Franz Josef - 2 Nights

Franz Josef to Wanaka or QTown (still debating) - 6 Nights

Wanaka/QTown to Te Anau - 2 Nights

Te Anau to Invercargill - 2 Nights

Invercargill to Dunedin - 1 Night

Dunedin to Christchurch - 1 or 2 Nights

Thanks heaps

Lauren

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1. Re: South Island Itinerary

Welcome to the NZ Forum . I assume your main purpose is skiing - are you beginners? Wanak might suit better than QTN.

2 nights in Invercargill in the dead of winter ... Why?...;(

No point in having only 1 night in Dunedin - I would go Te Anau to Dunedin direct & have 2-3 nights there or take the Southern Scenic Route from Te Anau to the Catlins, eg Surat Bay, Owaka etc for 1N, then Dunedin for 2.

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