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4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

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4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

Hi, can anyone give me some advise for 4 days driving itinerary from Christchurch to Queenstown? I have planned to travel Christchurch and Queenstown with my mum on end of October. This is my first time to visit NZ. Thank you and Very appreciated!!!

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1. Re: 4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

Welcome to the forum :)

I assume you are staying a few days in Chch and a few days in Queenstown, and just need advice on getting from one to the other?

Are you driving? bus?

are you both active - glacier hiking?

or more interested in driving to great views?

The more you tell us, the better we can help you :)

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2. Re: 4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

There are 3 main routes - in order of scenery:

#1 - the West Coast: (1) Chch to Punakaiki; (2) Punakaiki to Glaciers; (3) Glaciers to Wanaka; (4) Wanaka to QTN;

#2 - the Inland Route: (1) Chch to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo - 2N; (3) Mt Cook to Wanaka or QTN; (4) QTN;

#3 - the East Coast via Oamaru & Dunedin - least scenic

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3. Re: 4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

Thanks WLnz,

Yes, I am driving and I prefer to see great views. As my mum is not a active person. haha

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4. Re: 4 Days Christchurch to Queenstown itinerary (end of October)

Thank you zhuhai2007 to give me your advise and I will do some research on these routes =)

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