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South island weather in May.

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South island weather in May.

Hi! Planning a trip to new Zealand in MAY..... Wanted to know will it be good time to visit south island. How will be the weather ???

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11. Re: South island weather in May.

Wanaka Lake's suggestion is Punakaiki! Very scenic spot, with only a few places to eat.

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12. Re: South island weather in May.

Hi, please provide your feedback over this itinerary... Thinking of finalizing it....

13 may : reach n explore cch , do punting at avon

14 may : day trip to hanmer springs

15may : Christchurch to lake tekapo to mount cook (stay)

16may : Tasman glacier boat trip / air safari...Back to lake tekapo...to...Queenstown (stay)( hydrocanal road , lindis pass)

17 may : QT activities if possible arrowtown, lake wakatipu

18 may : glenorchy, paradise, kelvin heights

19 may : day tour milford

20 may : QT to wanaka via haast pass . Do puzzel world/ sky diving/ learn to fly plane /WANAKA lake,

21 may : WANAKA to fox hike to see fox glacier, lake matheson walk.

22 may : helihiking

23 may: Fox to cch via arthurs pass

24 may : kaikoura

25 may : fly home

Thanks

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13. Re: South island weather in May.

On the 16th May why are you backtracking to Lake Tekapo after you already passed through there the previous day? It is a whstle stop village, worht a couple of photos at the church & a toilet stop, little more!! Do the hydro canal road on the 15th.

On the 20th you don't go over Haast Pass, but you will on the 21st!.

You have quite a few long days but you are seeing a lot. MY main comment is that it would make more snese to combine Kaikoura & Hanmer Springs in 2 consequetive days since half the road is the same. Ie 14 th May drive to Hanmer Springs but instead of returning to Chch continue on to Kaikoura. 15 th whale watch early & return to Chch. Delay the rest of your trip by a day....

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14. Re: South island weather in May.

Thanks zhuhai2007 for your suggestions

So, on 16th what route should we take for Queenstown?

And also if u suggest doin kaikoura n hammer spring in one go.... Then do we have to return to Christchurch and then go ahead to lake tekapo.isnt there any other route directly from kaikoura n hammer springs??

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15. Re: South island weather in May.

Aoraki/Mt Cook to Queenstown is via Lindis pass.

Take a look at your trip on the AA map for guidance http://maps.aa.co.nz/#directions

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