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Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

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Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

I need advice and recommendations where to go in South Island NZ for 7 days for a family of 5. We begin our journey in Auckland for 4 days and then travel to the South Island for 7 days. What is the best way to travel from Auckland to South Island? Initial plan is to go Queenstown for 3 days and then Wanaka for 4 days. We would love fishing in the Lake (winter?). Also I would greatly appreciate any recommendations on hotel or spa resort with hot springs and great views. Many thanks in anticipation!!

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1. Re: Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

Welcome to the forum :)

which month do you plan to visit?

Neither Queenstown nor Wanaka have hot springs.

Tekapo has hot pools (not hot springs) and Hanmer Springs has springs but is a 2 day drive from Wanaka.

You might find a resort to your liking in Rotorua.

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2. Re: Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

Are you planning to fly in and out of whichever resort town/ area you choose? ( It would take about 3 -4 days minimum to drive from AKL to Queenstown.) Do you have to return to AKL to fly back to SIN or are you flying out of CHC? The more info you can give us the better.

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4. Re: Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

Hi,

Not "Hot Springs" but the Onsen Hot Pools just out of Queenstown on the Shotover River are amazing for the setting/views. Book early! It took us three ski trips to Queenstown before we finally got in. Bliss after a big day on the slopes.

http://www.onsen.co.nz/

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5. Re: Family holiday in South Island for 1 week

Thanks for all your responses. We will be there on 2nd week of July. Fly in from Ackland and back.

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