Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 24 days trip

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Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Apr 12-Tue. Apr 14

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Springfield, New Zealand

0 nights Tue. Apr 14

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Apr 14-Wed. Apr 15

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Glenorchy, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Apr 15-Fri. Apr 17

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Queenstown, New Zealand

0 nights Fri. Apr 17

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Te Anau, New Zealand

3 nights Fri. Apr 17-Mon. Apr 20

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Wanaka, New Zealand

3 nights Mon. Apr 20-Thu. Apr 23

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Fox Glacier Weheka, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Apr 23-Fri. Apr 24

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Arthur's Pass, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Apr 24-Sat. Apr 25

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Hokitika, New Zealand

0 nights Sat. Apr 25

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Punakaiki, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Apr 25-Sun. Apr 26

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Westport, New Zealand

1 night Sun. Apr 26-Mon. Apr 27

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Saint Arnaud, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Apr 27-Wed. Apr 29

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Takaka, New Zealand

0 nights Wed. Apr 29

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Nelson, New Zealand

3 nights Wed. Apr 29-Sat. May 02

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Havelock, New Zealand

0 nights Sat. May 02

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

1 night Sat. May 02-Sun. May 03

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Akaroa, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. May 03-Tue. May 05

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Christchurch, New Zealand

0 nights Tue. May 05

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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 nightsSun. Apr 12 - Tue. Apr 14

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 Springfield

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Tiger
   
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Springfield

New Zealand

0 nightsTue. Apr 14

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

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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
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive1 nightTue. Apr 14 - Wed. Apr 15

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 Glenorchy

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Routeburn Track
  • 0232 Glencoe
   
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Glenorchy

New Zealand

2 nightsWed. Apr 15 - Fri. Apr 17

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

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Things to do in and around Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood0 nightsFri. Apr 17

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
  • 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 nightsFri. Apr 17 - Mon. Apr 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 Wanaka

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  • 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
  • Kawarau Gorge
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive3 nightsMon. Apr 20 - Thu. Apr 23

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 Fox Glacier Weheka

  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
   
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Fox Glacier Weheka

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightThu. Apr 23 - Fri. Apr 24

This tiny mountain village offers the best access to New Zealand's beautiful Fox Glacier, as well as several eateries.

Fox Glacier township/Weheka, 6 km away from the glacier, functions mainly as a service centre for tourists, though it also services the local farming community, which had been its main focus until the 1990s (though tourism started as early as the late 1920s). The approximate township site had been gazetted as early as 1866. Bruce Bay is 46 km to the south-west of the township, and Franz Josef is 23 km north-east. State Highway 6 runs through the town.
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Things to do in and around Arthur's Pass

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Rainforest
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Lake Kaniere
   
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Arthur's Pass

New Zealand

1 nightFri. Apr 24 - Sat. Apr 25

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

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Things to do in and around Hokitika

  • New Zealand: Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Weld Street in Hokitika
  • Hokitika beach
  • Hokitika
  • Hokitika, NZ
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Rainforest
   
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Hokitika

New Zealand, West Coast region

Nature0 nightsSat. Apr 25

A quiet small town known primarily for its vibrant ecotourism and gorgeous nearby nature, quaint local galleries, and great seafood.

Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. The Hokitika Sock Machine Museum in town has on display a collection of antique sock-knitting machines and invites visitors to knit their own socks. Hokitika now boasts one of South Island's best 3D digital cinemas, the Regent Theatre, due to volunteer hours and grants from the Westland development trust, Lions foundation, Lottery's commission, the Major District Initiative and pub charity. The Art Deco theatre narrowly avoided being demolished, thanks to a last-minute coup in the management committee.
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Things to do in and around Punakaiki

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Paparoa National Park
  • R0011483
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
   
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Punakaiki

New Zealand

1 nightSat. Apr 25 - Sun. Apr 26

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

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Things to do in and around Westport

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  • Westport, New Zealand 1977
  • Old Tractor
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Paparoa National Park
  • Colorado Route 82 Climbing Towards Independence Pass Between Leadville and Aspen, Colorado
  • R0011483
   
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Westport

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightSun. Apr 26 - Mon. Apr 27

A great base for exploring the South Island's western coast, this small town features some architectural curios and lively shops.

Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. Economic activity is based around fishing, coal mining and dairy farming. Historically, gold mining was a major industry, and coal mining was much more extensive than today. However, the region still is home to New Zealand's largest opencast mining operation in Stockton. Tourism has some famous destinations in this area, such as the Oparara Basin Arches, and Cape Foulwind with its large fur seal colony (on Tauranga Bay and Buller Bay as well). Rafting and jetboating in the Buller Gorge are also popular.
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Things to do in and around Saint Arnaud

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Colorado Route 82 Climbing Towards Independence Pass Between Leadville and Aspen, Colorado
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • NewZealand-2009-575
   
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Saint Arnaud

New Zealand

2 nightsMon. Apr 27 - Wed. Apr 29

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

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Things to do in and around Takaka

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
   
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Takaka

New Zealand

0 nightsWed. Apr 29

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

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Things to do in and around Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson Saturday market.
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
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  • Nelson
  • Just Nelson
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Just Nelson
  • Riwaka Resurgence, North Branch Riwaka River
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Red-Eared Terrapin
  • NewZealand-2009-575
  • Approaching Picton
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Split Apple Rock
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood3 nightsWed. Apr 29 - Sat. May 02

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 Havelock

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
   
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Havelock

New Zealand

0 nightsSat. May 02

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

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Things to do in and around Kaikoura

  • Kaikoura
  • Kaikoura
  • Fyffe House (original whaler's cottage), Kaikoura, NZ
  • Maori Leap Cave
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
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  • DSC00980-ED北海道 富田農場薰衣草花田
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
   
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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightSat. May 02 - Sun. May 03

Perched on a scenic peninsula jutting into the ocean, this town offers a brush with New Zealand's diverse wildlife and marine life.

Kaikoura is a town on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located on State Highway 1, 180 km north of Christchurch. Kaikoura became the first local authority in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve recognition by the EarthCheck Community Standard. At the time of the 2013 census, the permanent resident population was 1,971, a 9.3% decrease since the 2006 census. The town is the governmental seat of the territorial authority of the Kaikoura District, which is politically a part of the Canterbury Region. The District has a land area of 2,046.41 km sq (790.12 sq mi) and a 2013 census population of 3,552 inhabitants.
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Things to do in and around Akaroa

  • Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Best of mates.
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  • Mission Winery, Napier, New Zealand
  • Tiger
  • Christchurch
  • Akaroa Harbour
  • museum in Akaroa
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
  • Brinkley Resort Methven
   
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Akaroa

New Zealand, South Island region

Small townsNatureActive2 nightsSun. May 03 - Tue. May 05

Settled by French pioneers, this lovely town has a distinctly French feel, and is a busy port for cruise ships.

Akaroa is 84 kilometres (52 mi) by road from Christchurch and is the terminus of State Highway 75. In the 2013 New Zealand census, the permanent population was 624, an increase of 9.5% since 2006. The town has a high (31.3%) ratio of residents aged over 65. It is set on a sheltered harbour and is overlooked and surrounded by the remnants of a miocene volcano. Akaroa is entirely dependent upon rainfall on the hills. Akaroa is a popular resort town. Many Hector's dolphins may be found within the harbour, and 'swim with the dolphins' boat tours are a major tourist attraction.
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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
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life0 nightsTue. May 05

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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