Blenheim, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 16 day trip

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  • Small TownsSmall Towns

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1

Blenheim, New Zealand

0 nights Fri. Apr 12

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Greymouth, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Apr 12-Sat. Apr 13

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Hokitika, New Zealand

0 nights Sat. Apr 13

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Apr 13-Mon. Apr 15

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Apr 15-Wed. Apr 17

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Arrowtown, New Zealand

2 nights Wed. Apr 17-Fri. Apr 19

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Cromwell, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Apr 19-Sun. Apr 21

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Dunedin, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Apr 21-Tue. Apr 23

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Oamaru, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Apr 23-Thu. Apr 25

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Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Apr 25-Sat. Apr 27

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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
  • Wither Hills vineyards
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Blenheim

New Zealand, Marlborough region

FoodNatureActiveNight life0 nightsFri. Apr 12

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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  • Monteith's Brewing Company, Greymouth, New Zealand P1220708
  • Reefton's Main Street
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
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  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Paparoa National Park
   
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Greymouth

New Zealand, West Coast region

NatureActive1 nightFri. Apr 12 - Sat. Apr 13

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 Hokitika

  • New Zealand: Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Weld Street in Hokitika
  • Hokitika beach
  • Hokitika, NZ
  • Hokitika
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
   
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Hokitika

New Zealand, West Coast region

Nature0 nightsSat. Apr 13

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 Franz Josef

  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
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  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Sunset in the mountains
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
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  • Hokitika Gorge 2
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsSat. Apr 13 - Mon. Apr 15

Hike the famous Franz Josef Glacier, as well as gorgeous nature walks in the surrounding area.

Franz Josef / Waiau is a small town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after the Franz Josef Glacier - itself named by Julius von Haast in honour of the Emperor of Austria Franz Josef I of Austria. Following the passage of the Ngai Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998, the name of the town was officially altered to Franz Josef / Waiau. The glacier's terminal face is 5 kilometres (3 mi) from the town and its accessibility makes it a major tourist attraction and the reason many people visit Franz Josef. The town is within the Westland Tai Poutini National Park.
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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
  • Sunset in the mountains
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • 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

NatureActive2 nightsMon. Apr 15 - Wed. Apr 17

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 Arrowtown

  • Picturesque Arrowtown
  • Downtown Arrowtown
  • The Fords of Bruinen
  • Museum
  • New Zealand 177
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Lake Hayes
  • Routeburn Track
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Routeburn Track
  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Arrowtown

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoricActiveNature2 nightsWed. Apr 17 - Fri. Apr 19

Situated between two towering peaks, this town still retains its gold-rush era charm and is adjacent to a wealth of natural attractions.

Arrowtown is an historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River. There are many well preserved buildings used by European and Chinese immigrants dating from the gold mining days of the town. Bordering the town is Sir Michael Hill's Championship Golf Course which is home to the New Zealand Golf Open. This championship golf course is a private membership club, but does allow green fee players by appointment only. The Club also provides a Day Spa that is available to the public.
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Things to do in and around Cromwell

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  • Luminous Twilight
  • Queenstown. The fine schist Anglican Church built in 1932. It replaced an earlier 1863 wooden Anglican Church. The wooden church was moved to Omakau and is still in use there.
  • Queeenstown. The old courthouse erected in 1876 in local schist stone and shaded by old giant California Redwoods or Sequois.Opposite is the town library identical but erected in 1877.
  • Fruit sculpture, Cromwell
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
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  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Central Otago - Rail Trail 2
   
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Cromwell

New Zealand, Otago region

Nature2 nightsFri. Apr 19 - Sun. Apr 21

Situated on the banks of Lake Dunstan, this charming town dates to the gold-rush and is the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand. A prominent feature surrounding much of the town is the man-made Lake Dunstan. Cromwell also has the newly constructed Highlands Motorsport Park. Cromwell is also the home of the Cromwell Chafer Beetle (Prodontria lewisi). Cromwell is nicknamed the "Fruit Bowl of the South".
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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
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  • Speight's beers
  • Vintage Model A and Model T Fords, Cadbury World, Dunedin
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Caladesi Beach
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  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
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  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Aramoana
  • CRW 3900
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  • Bronze Shag colony
  • Olveston House, Dunedin
  • Nugget Point
  • Port Chalmers
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood2 nightsSun. Apr 21 - Tue. Apr 23

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 Oamaru

  • Oamaru, New Zealand
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
  • Victorian precinct Oamaru
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  • Municipal Chambers
  • 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
  • Aramoana
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  • Dunedin - Taiaroa Head 17
   
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Oamaru

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoric2 nightsTue. Apr 23 - Thu. Apr 25

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 Christchurch

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  • Hagley Park
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • 2276 Gondola
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Photo competition
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Casino in Christchurch, New Zealand 2006
  • 185 Empty Chairs - 2 year anniversary
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Road Trip - Castle Hill - New Zealand
  • Brinkley Resort Methven
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsThu. Apr 25 - Sat. Apr 27

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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