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20 days in South Island

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20 days in South Island

Arriving Christchurch stay overnight.

Hire car to Arthur's Pass overnight stop (o/n)

Drive to glaciers (o/n) 2 nights

Wanaka(o/n) 2 nights

Dunedin(o/n)

Catlins(o/n)

Te Anau(o/n) 2 night

Queenstown(o/n) 2/3 nights

Mt Cook (o/n)

Christchurch/Banks Peninsula (o/n)

Blenheim(o/n)

Have some spare days or do I? Before Picton ferry.

Then 9/10 days North Island not thought that far ahead.

Interested in doing following

walking kayaking wine tours glow worms glacier/heli flight biking white water rafting and most other things (no skydiving etc)

Want advice on trip and the best places to get the most out of trip.

Glacier/heli flight best one to go on.

Travelling this March

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: 20 days in South Island

Hi Tim.

Can you clarify "Arthur's Pass to glaciers" timings/route?

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2. Re: 20 days in South Island

Hi Tim, you have planned well :)

You might want to spend 2 nights Dunedin - the city and Otago Peninsula will absorb a lot of your time.

with any extra days, why not add Abel Tasman - some of the best beaches, walks and kayaking in the country.

so you could go - Aoraki/Mt Cook - Chch/Banks Pen - Nelson - Abel Tasman - Blenheim and/or Picton

if the Franz/Fox glacier flights are rained out, consider a flight from Wanaka instead - superb …wordpress.com/2010/05/08/i-love-helicopters/

happy travels :)

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3. Re: 20 days in South Island

BTCardiff, there is only 1 road from AP to the glaciers - SH73 west to Kumara Junction and then SH6 south.

AAmaps gives AP to FJG as 3:10hr and to Fox 3:40hr.

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4. Re: 20 days in South Island

Still have the old question of best heli flight at glaciers which everyone asks:)

Really looking forward to it all in Shanghai at moment on way to you all

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