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Help in itinerary needed

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Help in itinerary needed

I am looking to go to the following places, but am having a hard time piecing all the places together. Please help.

Christchurch

Kaikoura

Wanaka

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Arrowtown

Mount Cook

Mount Cook alphine salmon farm

Lake Tekapo

Rangitata

Fox Glacier*

Franz Jose Glacier*

Lake Matheson

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1. Re: Help in itinerary needed

Welcome to the NZ Forum. How long do you have for this trip? How are you travelling? You'd need a minimum of 10-12 days by car or 12-14 if travelling by coach. Do you fly out of Christchurch again? The more info you can give us the more we can help you!

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2. Re: Help in itinerary needed

Thanks for your reply! Looking at min 12 days for this trip. probably can add in a day or two. Yes, flying into Christchurch and flying out from there. Any places I missed out?

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3. Re: Help in itinerary needed

are you travelling by bus?... by car?

why an asterix at the glaciers?

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4. Re: Help in itinerary needed

travelling by car. asterix because we haven't make up our mind which glacier to go.

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5. Re: Help in itinerary needed

Save some money and don't collect rental car till day 3

1 arrive Chch

2 one day bus tour to Kaikoura, whale watch

3 collect rental car, drive Arthur's Pass to Hokitika

4 drive to Franz Josef

5 explore glaciers, stay Fox

6 early morning Lake Matheson, drive Haast Pass to Wanaka - allow all day for this drive

7 explore

8 drive to Arrowtown for lunch, continue to Te Anau

9 explore Milford Sound, stay Te Anau

10 drive to Queenstown

11 explore

12 drive Lindis Pass to Aoraki/Mt Cook

13 drive to Tekapo

14 drive to Geraldine, rafting, continue to Chch

15 fly out

Wanaka

Milford Sound

Queenstown

Arrowtown

Mount Cook

Mount Cook alphine salmon farm

Lake Tekapo

Rangitata

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6. Re: Help in itinerary needed

Thanks for your help! a few more questions.

2 We are torn between whale or dolphin watching, which is highly recommended?

3 Means I will be staying a night at Hokitika? Hokitika seems like a small town. Is there anything to do there?

5 Should I be exploring fox or franz josef glacier? Have read a lot on these 2, and having so much mixed reviews and yet still undecided.

7 What is there to do at Wanaka other than Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World?

9 Milford sound - Should I give this a miss? seems to have mixed reviews on this.

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7. Re: Help in itinerary needed

it's my first time to NZ and would love to cover as much things as possible. any places that are not so interesting that I could take out and any other must go places that I missed out?

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8. Re: Help in itinerary needed

I'm not the person to ask this - this is your trip so go with what appeals to you.

When planning a trip I never follow the crowds but follow my own interests.

2 both get rave reviews

3 Hokitika - are you hoping for a casino? a nightclub? then prepare for disappointment. Frankly, you will be exhausted from jet lag and driving and travelling - eat and sleep will be your one and only priority.

5 do you plan a full day on the ice? - half a day? helicopter onto the ice or are you super fit and planning to walk on? read the two websites and you make a decision.

7 hike, bike, skydive, wine tour, jet boating, rock climbing, canyonlands, day spas, golf, horseriding, kayaking, rafting... the list is endless

9 if you don't want to go, don't. If you do want to go, do so. Does it really matter what others think? Then consider that Milford is considered by many as a must see.

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9. Re: Help in itinerary needed

Thanks for your help! Any farm stay to recoomend?

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