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Hi, we are planning a trip to new Zealand next year. At this stage we are thinking of flying into Christchurch and then renting a Motorhomes for about 7 days, return it to Christchurch and then drive to Queenstown. We will stay in Qtown for 3 days, go to Milford Sound and probably have a day or 2 to spare before flying home. Does anyone have. Any suggestions, particularly on the first 7 days. Looking forward to your ideas

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What month will you be travelling? What are your interests?

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Hi we are travelling the last week in September and the first week of October. We are in our 50's, fit and active. We are looking for great scenery, quaint places, good food. Ta

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Hi Mezzam :)

Any specific place you plan to go in the motorhome?

Why not keep the motorhome the entire visit and take a road trip to Queenstown including the West Coast, Wanaka, Milford Sound, Queenstown and Aoraki/Mt Cook?

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If I am reading this correctly, you have around 14 days total? Personally in Sept/Oct I would be more interested in comfort & warmth & would choose a car & motels for the entire trip, but if you want to experience a camper van then you would be advised to head north for the first week. Unfortunately this means returning to Chch to turn in the camper van, so it is poor use of your short time.

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Thanks for your reply. What are the road conditions like at this time of year-suitable for Motorhomes driving? And also, are the caravan parks in this part of the world?

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Hi thanks for your advice. We are considering both your points at the moment. So maybe it's 14 day Motorhomes or a car/motel holiday. Do you have some favourite spots we should visit?

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Nelson and Wanaka are favourites but with just 14 days you would be rushed to include both.

There are campgrounds and DOC sites everywhere http://www.camping.org.nz/

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Thank you for your replies. From my readings I can't decide whether to do Doubtful or Milford Sound-any suggestions? Likewise, which glacier would be better: Fox or Franz Josef? Again, looking forward to your ideas

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