My group of 4 are travelling through South Island in late Aug/early Sept. This is our draft itinerary. We would appreciate it if anyone could point out any major oversights in it. A few of us are amateur photographers so we would like to photograph the most scenic parts of NZ. :)
Day 1: Arrive Christchurch (CHC) late at night
Day 2: Fly to Queenstown in the morning, get rental car, explore city. Explore adventure options (luge/jet boating/etc).
Day 3: Take coach - cruise - coach option to Milford Sound
Day 4: Explore more adventure options or tour nearby towns like Arrowtown/Glenorchy
Day 5: Day trip to the Remarkables
Day 6: Drive from Queenstown to Fox/FJ Glacier
Day 7: Half day morning hike on glacier, drive to Hokitika
Day 8: Drive from Hokitika to CHC, via Arthur's Pass
Day 9: Explore CHC
Day 10: Drive from CHC to Lake Tekapo.
Day 11: Explore Lake Tekapo
Day 12: Drive back from Lake Tekapo to catch afternoon flight back from CHC
Thanks in advance!