Auckland, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 17 days trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

0 nights Sun. Apr 12

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Taupo, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Apr 12-Tue. Apr 14

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Wellington, New Zealand

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Picton, New Zealand

3 nights Tue. Apr 14-Fri. Apr 17

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Kaikoura, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Apr 17-Sat. Apr 18

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Oamaru, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Apr 18-Sun. Apr 19

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Apr 19-Tue. Apr 21

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Queenstown, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Apr 21-Thu. Apr 23

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Wanaka, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Apr 23-Sat. Apr 25

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Apr 25-Mon. Apr 27

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Christchurch, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Apr 27-Tue. Apr 28

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Twin Oak Drive - Cornwall Park - Auckland - New Zealand
  • Waiheke Island
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric0 nightsSun. Apr 12

Famed for its cultural diversity and vibrant energy, this metropolis boasts parks and museums, two harbors, and great restaurants.

Auckland in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,454,300 - 32 percent of New Zealand's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,570,500 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Maori, Auckland's name is Tamaki Makaurau and the adaptation of Auckland, to suit Maori phonetic rules, is Akarana.
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Things to do in and around Taupo

  • Tongariro & Lake Taupo
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  • Aukland botanical gardens, New Zealand
  • Taupo Museum & Art gallery
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Into the beyond, Tongariro National Park
  • Waitomo Cave
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSun. Apr 12 - Tue. Apr 14

This town offers a multitude of adrenalin-raising activities, as well as a lovely lake and incredible views over the volcanoes.

Taupo is a tourist center, particularly in the summer, as it offers panoramic views over the lake and to the volcanic mountains of Tongariro National Park to the south. It offers a number of tourist activities including sky diving, jet boating and paragliding. Taupo services a number of surrounding plantation pine forests including Kaingaroa Forest, the largest man-made forest in the world, and related industry. A large sawmill is sited approximated 3 km to the north east of the town on Centennial Drive. The Wairakei geothermal power station is a few kilometres north of the town.
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Things to do in and around Wellington

  • Monastery on the hill
  • Te Papa Tongarewa (Museum of New Zealand) in Wellington
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life0 nightsTue. Apr 14

New Zealand's capital is a city with upbeat energies, boasting a thriving nightlife, rich museums, historic buildings, and more.

Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, and is the world's southernmost capital city of a sovereign state. Wellington is marketed as the 'coolest little capital in the world' and its popular tourist attractions include Museum of Wellington Museum, Wellington Zoo, Zealandia and Wellington Cable Car. Cruise tourism is experiencing a major boom in line with nationwide development. Cafe culture is prominent and restaurants offer cuisines including from Europe, Asia and Polynesia.
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Things to do in and around Picton

  • Approaching Picton
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  • Stitchbird
  • Carmarthenshire Museum
  • Edwin Fox
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  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
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  • Got any food? - EXPLORED
  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
   
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Picton

New Zealand, Marlborough region

BeachesNatureSmall townsNight lifeFood3 nightsTue. Apr 14 - Fri. Apr 17

A major transportation hub, Picton offers ferry access to New Zealand's North Island.

Picton is a town in the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island. Picton is a major hub in New Zealand's transport network, connecting the South Island road and rail network with ferries across Cook Strait to Wellington and the North Island. The town is the second-largest town in the Marlborough Region behind Blenheim. The town is named after Sir Thomas Picton, the Welsh military associate of the Duke of Wellington, who was killed at the Battle of Waterloo.
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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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Kaikoura

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightFri. Apr 17 - Sat. Apr 18

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 Oamaru

  • Oamaru, New Zealand
  • Victorian precinct Oamaru
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
  • Municipal Chambers
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  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • oamaru public gardens
  • Steampunk HQ: Oamaru, NZ
  • The Opera House
  • North Otago Museum, Oamaru
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Port Chalmers
   
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Oamaru

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoric1 nightSat. Apr 18 - Sun. Apr 19

Retaining a certain Victorian charm, this town is home to interesting historic buildings, a few galleries, and nearby wildlife.

Oamaru is a large town in the South Island of New Zealand. The Victorian precinct in southern part of Oamaru's main commercial district ranks as one of New Zealand's most impressive streetscapes due to the many prominent 19C buildings constructed from this material. The Victorian theme has been embraced by local shops and galleries in this part of Oamaru in terms of shopfittings and decor. Further enhancing the "olden days" feel of the precinct are several arts & crafts shops, a transportation museum, an antique furniture shop, and traditional businesses such as book shops, antique clothing shops, and a book binder/
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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
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSun. Apr 19 - Tue. Apr 21

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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  • 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
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsTue. Apr 21 - Thu. Apr 23

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 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
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive2 nightsThu. Apr 23 - Sat. Apr 25

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 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
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Sunset in the mountains
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsSat. Apr 25 - Mon. Apr 27

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 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
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  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life1 nightMon. Apr 27 - Tue. Apr 28

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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