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Zakopane, Poland
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Hello,

I booked a rountrip flight to Sydney from Chicago for 16 full days. I am planning a trip to South Island. will be flyign from Sydney to Queenstown. How many days would you reccommend to stay? I am active will be traveling with a friend. We want to see all the attractions, hike, horseback ride, hang glide. Any suggestions where to stay in all the action?

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You don't say how long you are in NZ for. Is it the whole 16 days or is some of that set aside for Australia?

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Some of the 16 days would be set aside for NZ.

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You are making very common mistake in combining the two countries at once over a short period of time.

Australia is huge, Sydney it self is worth 4 days at least.

If you are going to fly into Queenstown stay 4 nights that will give you 3 full days.

15 days is considered a good length of time to visit the south Island only, a bit rushed but you can do it.

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I agree. If you intend to do both countries, you will only have time for a few days in one area, eg Queenstown with a side trip to Milford Sound.

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What we had in mind was to fly into Christchurch. Rent a car. Stop at Lake Tekapo for lunch and check out the church, on our way through to Mt Cook. Perhaps stay here a night, do a tour. Then from here drive down to Queenstown for a couple nights. It will be December so the roads should be clear. What do you think of this? Did we miss any must-sees on our way down from Christchurch?

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That sounds doable. At least in December you will have very long days so plenty of sightseeing time - like not properly dark until about 10pm or even later.

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I misunderstood that you were flying SYD-ZQN (Queenstown) , but certainly driving Chch to Mt Cook- QTN over 2 days can be done in about 9 hours driving (5 + 4) and will be very scenic. Lots to do in QTN in a minimum of 2days.

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There is good horse riding out at Glenorchy

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Where is glenorchy?

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near Queenstown http://lmgtfy.com/?q=where+is+glenorchy+new+zealand