We are planning a trip to NZ and we have chosen QT to start.
However none of us have been there before and we have drafted an Itinerary that we are hoping to get alot of input on.
We Love the scenery in LoTR but really are not LoTR fans, however we are HUGE fans of Legend of the Seeker so anything on that would be awesome!!!
*** Day One: Queenstown to Wanaka ***
I was thinking flying into Queenstown, Pickup rental car, then that day heading to Wanaka for a day (or two) maybe even skydive there.
->Drive Time QT Airport to Wanaka: 1:15
->Hotel in Wanaka
Skydive: http://www.skydivewanaka.com/ ($399 USD, 45 second fall with Video)
*** Day Two: Wanaka to Mt Cook back to QT ***
Then head over to Mt Cook/Twizel
->Drive Time from Wanaka to Twizel: 1:40
Mt Cook Activities:
2 Hour Mt Cook LoTR Tour: lordoftheringstour.com/tour/lord-of-the-ring… ($66 USD)
More sight seeing!
**Leave to QT**
->Head back to QT Drive Time 2:30
->Hotel in QT.
*** Day Three: Queenstown ***
Sleep the hell in!
Activities in QT:
Shotover jet. http://www.shotoverjet.com/galleries/#videos ($58 USD)
then Zip Line down the mountain. ziptrek.com/queenstown-new-zealand/tours/moa… ($129 USD)
At Night: Downtown QT and/or having a few drinks on the TSS Earnslaw Lake Cruise (https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/experiences/cruises/tss-earnslaw-vintage-steamship-cruises/ ) ($46.00USD)
*** Day Four: QT LoTR Tour! ***
North up to Glenorchy, maybe do the full day LoTR 4x4 adventure.
Nomad: ($282 USD) (http://www.nomadsafaris.co.nz/safari-of-the-scenes.html )
Which is better? Slower Pace Paradise or Nomad?
Drive it ourselves?
*** Day Five (or Six): Doubtful Sound Cruise ***
Coach out of QT – Cruise the Doubtful Sound – Coach back to QZ
Doubtful Sound: https:/…
12 Hours: ($248.89 USD, pre order lunch)
2 days/1 Night: Overnight on ship ($255 USD, dinner and breakfast included)
To be continued LOL.
Hot Air Balloon?
All feedback, edits, and ideas welcomed!
Thanks!Edited: 21 January 2013, 18:21