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west coast itinerary

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west coast itinerary

We will be on a self-drive budget trip to South Island this coming November. Our plan is to do a one way trip to west coast, arrive at Christchurch and depart from Queenstown.

Below is our draft itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive at Christchurch(stay at Christchurch)

Day 2 - Drive to Franz Josef and if time premits, to Fox Glacier (stay at either Franz Josef or Fox Glacier)

Day 3 - Drive to Wanaka (stay at Wanaka)

Day 4 - Drive to Te Anau (stay at Te Anau)

Day 5 - Drive to Milford Sound and back to Queenstown (stay at Queenstown)

Day 6 - Queenstown

Day 7 - Fly back home from Queenstown airport

Would appreciate your kind advice on my draft itinerary.

And any recommendation for accommodation is highly appreciated.

Thanks!

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1. Re: west coast itinerary

A lot of driving - average about 4-5 hr per day so not much time at any destination. Day 5 is ESP long - 7-8 hours driving + cruise etc. Assuming you are on a tight budget, backpackers' hostels offer the best value. If medium budget try motels.

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2. Re: west coast itinerary

thank you Zuhai2007 for your advice.

I have no choice but to spend more time on driving as I only have 7 days there.

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3. Re: west coast itinerary

If you are on a budget for accommodation check bbh.co.nz. They have some great small hostels throughout the South Island. By the time you get to Queenstown you may need a rest from all the driving. Because you have little time it would be better to visit Milford Sound as a day trip in a luxury coach from Queenstown. If you shop around you can get a luxury coach with a glass roof for less than $150 and that includes the price of the cruise. These tours make a stop off in Te Anau and are tremendous value for money.

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