Christchurch, New Zealand - Queenstown, New Zealand 12 days trip

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Trip itinerary

1

Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Mar 31-Thu. Apr 02

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

0 nights Thu. Apr 02

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3

Mount Cook Village, New Zealand

0 nights Thu. Apr 02

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4

Twizel, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Apr 02-Fri. Apr 03

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5

Wanaka, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Apr 03-Sun. Apr 05

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6

Te Anau, New Zealand

3 nights Sun. Apr 05-Wed. Apr 08

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7

Queenstown, New Zealand

3 nights Wed. Apr 08-Sat. Apr 11

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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Hagley Park
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • 2276 Gondola
  • DSCF3437
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Road Trip - Castle Hill - New Zealand
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsTue. Mar 31 - Thu. Apr 02

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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Things to do in and around Lake Tekapo

  • Roadside Flowers
  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive0 nightsThu. Apr 02

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 Mount Cook Village

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
   
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Mount Cook Village

New Zealand

0 nightsThu. Apr 02

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

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Things to do in and around Twizel

  • Mt Sefton. New Zealand.
  • Golden Season (15)
  • Lake Ruataniwha
  • Lake Hayes
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
   
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Twizel

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActive1 nightThu. Apr 02 - Fri. Apr 03

Twizel is a must for all Lord of the Rings fans, offering great tours of movie locations. It also offers one of the darkest night skies in the world.

Twizel is the largest town in the Mackenzie District, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. Nearby Lake Ruataniwha supports sailing, water skiing and prominent rowing events, while the Ohau Skifield and the Round Hill Ski Area attract winter tourists. Twizel is also on the route of the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail. The area boasts one of the world's cleanest, driest and darkest skies, and has long drawn astronomers to Twizel and the surrounding area Since 2012, Twizel has been a part of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark-Sky Reserve, one of only five such reserves in the world recognized by the International Dark-Sky Association.
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Things to do in and around Wanaka

  • wanaka
  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Wanaka 2
  • Boneyard
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Routeburn Track
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive2 nightsFri. Apr 03 - Sun. Apr 05

Offering a wealth of activities year-round, this popular lakeside resort town is known for its mountaineering, fishing, and hiking.

Wanaka is a popular ski and summer resort town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka, and is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park. Its economy is based on the many outdoor opportunities this offers. The town was originally settled during the gold rush of the 19C. With its lake and mountain views, Wanaka has become a popular tourist resort, considered less commercialised than Queenstown. Wanaka boasts a growing number of restaurants, cafes and a diverse nightlife. There are a number of wineries in the area. In winter, Wanaka is an excellent place to see the Southern Lights.
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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
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Glow-worm cave
  • Routeburn Track
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
  • 0232 Glencoe
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns3 nightsSun. Apr 05 - Wed. Apr 08

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 Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Queenstown_208_070111
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Pool Surface
  • Routeburn Track
  • 0232 Glencoe
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
  • Kawarau Gorge
  • Routeburn Track
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood3 nightsWed. Apr 08 - Sat. Apr 11

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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