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Help with my itinerary

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Help with my itinerary

We are arriving by ferry at Picton and have 10 days of travel by car in the south island.

Our friends would like to visit - the west coast and spend a couple of days at Fox Glacier 3 days in Queenstown and 3 days in Christchurch.

We arrive in Picton around midday and would commence our travels. We planned to stay the first night in Nelson and then continue south.

I need recommendations on where we should stop the following night or if it is possible to drive from Nelson to Fox Glacier in one day? Of should we plan to stop somewhere north of that area?

I have been looking at Tripadvisor for accomodation in that area and its quite expensive for pretty ordinary motels/hotels. Any suggestions pls?

Lots of questions but some readers have been very helpful in the past.

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1. Re: Help with my itinerary

From Nelson, I would advise traveling down the bulled river to near Wwstport, then down to punakaiki. There is some excellent accommodation in punakaiki, then drive on down to franz Joseph and fox. Don't forget to stop off in hokitika and check the great shopping for greenstone, gold and glassblowing (even a sock museum)

I wouldn't stay 3 nights in christchurch, two would be adequate which would give you time to take a day trip to Amaris, but most of the activities in Christchurch are not operable as yet, and will be a long time before they are.

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2. Re: Help with my itinerary

Amaris? Coaster please explain?

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3. Re: Help with my itinerary

Dear Coaster2

thank you for your adivce - will take note and will book accommodation at Hokitika. Sounds just lovely now I have done more reserch.

Cheers moncrief

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