We are travelling to South Island in a couple of weeks and request help on towns to cover, itinerary and suggestions on activities.
Background: we are a mixed group of seniors and youngsters but would like to orient the trip to the liking of a couple of teenagers who prefer adventure activities and animal interactions to merely taking in scenc beauty. And yes, they are fans of Lord of the Rings.
Due to to limited options we enter/exit NZ from Auckland. From there we fly into South Island and fly back a day before our departure from Auckland. Flight prices are favouring us to fly into Queenstown and exit from Chritchurch- however if there is a compelling reason to do otherwise, we would like to hear that.
17-Apr fly into Queenstown
18-Apr Activities in Queenstown
19-Apr Activities in Queenstown
20-Apr Activities in Queenstown
21-Apr Activities in Queenstown
22-Apr Day trip to Milford Sound
23-Apr Activities in Queenstown
24-Apr Activities in Queenstown
25-Apr drive to Wanaka, activities, stay overnight
26-Apr drive to Lake Tekapo, stay overnight (to avoid too long a drive to CC)
27-Apr drive to Christchurch, activities, stay
28-Apr Day trip to Kaikoura
29-Apr fly to Auckland
Thank you for your help.