Me and my friend are from Australia and will be hiking the Milford Track in Nov and I have put together the following itinerary for us afterwards. I was hoping to get some feedback from others who know the area. I have already been to the Glaciers and Lake Wanaka so haven't included them in here. We're travelling on a budget so will be staying at hostels etc where possible and probably won't be able to extend our trip much beyond this.
Any suggestions are much appreciated.
End of Hike catch boat to Milford Sound and stay at Milford Sound
Day in Milford Sound to relax and do boat tour of the sound.
Milford Sound to Queenstown; sleep in Queenstown
Day and Night in Queenstown
Pick up hire car and drive to Dunedin; sleep in Dunedin
Day & Night in Dunedin
Drive to Lake Tekapo stay the night
Day in Lake Tekapo / Mt Cook stay the night
Drive to Christchurch / Night in Christchurch
Drive to Kaikoura / Night in Kaikoura
Drive to Christchurch and fly home