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travel - south island NZ

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travel - south island NZ

have visitors arriving in Christchurch at end of July for a few weeks. They are not skiers / snowboarders. ( one adult and 2 children) We will be travelling by car.

Am thinking of:

day 1 Arrive Christchurch

day 2 local activities around Christchurch

day 3 Day trip Akaroa

day 4 Day trip Kaikoura

day 5 Family things Christchurch plus Diamond Harbour

day 6 Tekapo

day 7 Queenstown

day 8 day in Queenstown

day 9 Te Anua

day 10 Milford Sound

day 11 Wanaka for a few days then ? best to go from here before arriving back in Christchurch

Any suggestions - much appreciated

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1. Re: travel - south island NZ

Switch out Tekapo for Mt Cook- bring them back to CHCH via the West Coast then Hanmer - Kaikoura, ditch that as a day trip ex CHCH

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2. Re: travel - south island NZ

Thank you - sounds a much better plan

Dunedin, New Zealand
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3. Re: travel - south island NZ

Since this is the Dunedin forum I would be remiss in not suggesting returning to Christchurch via DUNEDIN

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4. Re: travel - south island NZ

Thank you - will look at that plan also

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I'm picking up that you don't like Dunedin very much. It's not that bad as a city - and yes, I have lived there. I would not recommend going back from Dunedin to Chch, however, as it's not nearly as scenic as the Tekapo or West Coast options. Look into booking Wanaka accommodation asap as that's high season here. Still lots to do without being skiers.

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