Nelson, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 19 days trip

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1

Nelson, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Oct 08-Fri. Oct 09

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Blenheim, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Oct 09-Sun. Oct 11

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Greymouth, New Zealand

1 night Sun. Oct 11-Mon. Oct 12

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Oct 12-Wed. Oct 14

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Queenstown, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Oct 14-Fri. Oct 16

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Queenstown, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Oct 16-Sun. Oct 18

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Oct 18-Tue. Oct 20

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Bluff, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Oct 20-Thu. Oct 22

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Dunedin, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Oct 22-Sat. Oct 24

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Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Oct 24-Mon. Oct 26

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Things to do in and around Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson
  • Red-Eared Terrapin
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Just Nelson
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Nelson Saturday market.
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Approaching Picton
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood1 nightThu. Oct 08 - Fri. Oct 09

With a vibrant cultural scene, fine restaurants and local wine, as well as lush surrounding nature, this port city is a true gem.

Nelson is a city on the eastern shores of Tasman Bay, and is the economic and cultural centre of the Nelson region. Established in 1841, it is the second-oldest settled city in New Zealand and the oldest in the South Island, and was proclaimed a city by royal charter in 1858. Nelson is well known for its thriving local arts and crafts scene, Each year, the city hosts events popular with locals and tourists alike, such as the Nelson Arts Festival.[2] The annual Wearable Art Awards began near Nelson and a local museum, World of Wearable Art now showcases winning designs alongside a collection of classic cars.
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Things to do in and around Blenheim

  • Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand, 14 May 2006
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  • Opawa River, Blenheim
  • Seymour Square
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  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Blenheim Farmer's Market, Marlborough, New Zealand, 25 Feb. 2007
  • 150117.231 The Store, Kekerengu, Blenheim to Christchurch, Helen Road Trip, NZ
  • Wither Hills vineyards
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
   
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Blenheim

New Zealand, Marlborough region

FoodNatureActiveNight life2 nightsFri. Oct 09 - Sun. Oct 11

A hub for water-sports and active leisure, this town is also known for its fabulous local wines and a mellow atmosphere.

Blenheim is the most populous town in the region of Marlborough, in the north east of the South Island of New Zealand. The surrounding area is well known as a center of New Zealand's wine industry. It enjoys one of New Zealand's sunniest climates, with hot, relatively dry summers and crisp winters. The Marlborough Region in which Blenheim is situated has a wide range of leisure activities, from swimming with dolphins to watching whales; from walks through the bush and along the rugged coastline, and scenic boat cruising, fishing, water-skiing and kayaking. The relaxed lifestyle and the flourishing wine and gourmet food industry in Marlborough are enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike.
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Things to do in and around Greymouth

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  • Reefton's Main Street
  • Monteith's Brewing Company, Greymouth, New Zealand P1220708
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
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  • Paparoa National Park
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Greymouth

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightSun. Oct 11 - Mon. Oct 12

A small riverside town with deep mining roots, Greymouth offers its visitors an easy access to the nearby natural attractions.

Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. The town is located at the mouth of the Grey River, on a narrow coastal plain close to the foot of the Southern Alps. In clear weather, Aoraki / Mount Cook can be clearly seen to the south from near the town. The mouth of the river divides the town into three areas: Blaketown, close to the river's mouth on the south bank; Karoro, to the southeast, separated from Blaketown by a series of small estuarine lakes; and Cobden, formerly a separate town, on the river's north bank.
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Things to do in and around Lake Tekapo

  • Roadside Flowers
  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Gates of Haast Waterfall
  • Mt. Hutt
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsMon. Oct 12 - Wed. Oct 14

With beautiful lakeside scenery by day, Lake Tekapo is part of the protected Dark Sky Reserve, and therefor a fabulous place to view the stars.

Lake Tekapo is the second-largest of three roughly parallel lakes running north–south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. The lake is fed at its northern end by the braided Godley River, which has its source in the Southern Alps to the north. The lake is a popular tourist destination, and several resort hotels are located at the township of Lake Tekapo at the lake's southern end. The Lake Tekapo Regional Park, administered by Environment Canterbury, is located on the southern shore of the lake. An astronomical observatory is located at Mount John, which is to the north of the town, and south of the small Lake Alexandrina.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
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  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Pool Surface
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World, Wanaka
  • Routeburn Track
  • Central Otago - Rail Trail 2
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsWed. Oct 14 - Fri. Oct 16

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
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  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
  • Queenstown_208_070111
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Pool Surface
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World, Wanaka
  • Routeburn Track
  • Central Otago - Rail Trail 2
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsFri. Oct 16 - Sun. Oct 18

A resort town offering a plethora of thrilling activities among gorgeous landscape, as well as a fine galleries, eateries, and more.

A resort town, Queenstown boasted 220 adventure tourism activities in 2012. Skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular. Queenstown is a major center for snow sports in New Zealand, with people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields (Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone). Cross country skiing is also available at the Waiorau Snowfarm, near Cardrona village.
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Things to do in and around Te Anau

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takahe
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound
  • Glow-worm cave
  • Routeburn Track
  • Doubtful Sound
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSun. Oct 18 - Tue. Oct 20

The best starting point for your exploration of the Fiordland National Park, this town is surrounded by marvelous natural features.

Te Anau is a town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is on the eastern shore of Lake Te Anau in Fiordland. Lake Te Anau is the largest lake in the South Island and second only within New Zealand to Lake Taupo. Tourism and farming are the predominant economic activities in the area. Lying as it does at the borders of Fiordland National Park, it is the gateway to a wilderness area famed for tramping and spectacular scenery. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiords Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound. Visitors to the area also partake in activities such as kayaking, cycling, jet boat riding, fishing and hunting, farm tours and seaplane/helicopter sightseeing.
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Things to do in and around Bluff

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
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  • Petroica australis (New Zealand Robin) - Juvenile
  • Nugget Point
  • Stewart Island beach
  • View over Otago Peninsula
  • Canterbury Museum Christchurch
   
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Bluff

New Zealand

2 nightsTue. Oct 20 - Thu. Oct 22

An off-the-beaten-path destination with authentic New Zealandian atmosphere.

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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Vintage Model A and Model T Fords, Cadbury World, Dunedin
  • Caladesi Beach
  • Dunedin
  • Bronze Shag colony
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
  • CRW 3900
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
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  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Aramoana
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  • Olveston House, Dunedin
  • Baldwin Street in Dunedin
  • Nugget Point
  • Takahe, (Porphyrio hochstetteri)
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood2 nightsThu. Oct 22 - Sat. Oct 24

With fascinating history, superb cultural venues, and a rich architectural legacy, this lively university city will charm you.

Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago Region. While Tauranga, Napier-Hastings and Hamilton have eclipsed the city in size of population in recent years to make it only the seventh-largest urban area in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered one of the four main cities of New Zealand for historic, cultural and geographic reasons. Dunedin is a regular venue for touring ballet and dance companies, and also has multiple dance studios. Dunedin lends its name to the Dunedin Sound, a form of indie rock music which was created in the city in the 1980s.
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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Margaret Mahy Playground
  • Hagley Park
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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  • 2276 Gondola
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Steam Train - 245 Ferrymead
  • International Antarctic Centre
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
  • Akaroa, New Zealand
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsSat. Oct 24 - Mon. Oct 26

New Zealand's third-largest city boasts an array of architectural styles, landmarks of cultural significance, and many green areas.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Canterbury Region. The Christchurch urban area lies on the South Island's east coast, just north of Banks Peninsula. It is home to 381,800 residents, making it New Zealand's third most-populous urban area behind Auckland and Wellington. The river that flows through the center of the city (its banks now largely forming an urban park) was named Avon at the request of the pioneering Deans brothers after the Scottish River Avon, which rises in the Ayrshire hills near what was their grandfather's farm and flows into the Clyde.
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