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Travel plans....?

Shrewsbury, United...
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Travel plans....?

Arrive Christchurch 6th March from Auckland depart 5th April from Auckland.

Have studied a few forums and maps.

Thinking Christchurch to Arthurs Pass/Hokitika (1 night) then Franz Josef-Fox-Wanaka(2 nights)-Queenstown/Glenorchy(3 nights)-Te Tenau-Milford Sound-Catlins-Dunedin-Mt Cook-Kalkoura-Blenheim-Picton and then the North Island.

Maybe 20 days in South Island rest North.

This is the first attempt of route and would appreciate any advice (I'm sure there is some obvious error!!)

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1. Re: Travel plans....?

Hi Tim,

I'll leave the S Is experts to offer their advice and opinions on that island. From Wellington, the usual routes are either SH1 to Turangi (Desert Road route), or Wellington - Napier - Taupo.

For an 8 - 9 days North Island itinerary, spend 2 nights to enjoy Wellington attractions before continuing north. 2 nights Napier, followed by 2 nights Rotorua - Taupo area.

Are you interested in visiting Hobbiton, or the Waitomo Caves? Or do you prefer coastal scenery and less developed attractions?

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2. Re: Travel plans....?

Your SI route looks pretty typical, given the time you have & assuming a rental car. I suggest you include a night in Christchurch between Mt Cook & Kaikoura, otherwise this is a very long day. Some would reverse the order of your Fiordland -Otago destinations to maximise scenic routes ( Wanaka-Te Anau/MS-Catlins-Dunedin-Queenstown-Mt Cook).

Enjoy your trip.

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3. Re: Travel plans....?

Thank you for reply zhuhai2007 will look at your suggestion.

Have also seen a suggestion of Wanaka then Dunedin-Te Tenau- Milford Sounds-Queenstown-Mt Cook

and onwards to North Island

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