Auckland, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 14 days trip

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Auckland, New Zealand

1 night Sun. Jan 12-Mon. Jan 13

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Hamilton, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Jan 13-Tue. Jan 14

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Rotorua, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Jan 14-Wed. Jan 15

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Taupo, New Zealand

1 night Wed. Jan 15-Thu. Jan 16

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Wellington, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Jan 16-Fri. Jan 17

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Nelson, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Jan 17-Sat. Jan 18

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Greymouth, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Jan 18-Sun. Jan 19

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

2 nights Sun. Jan 19-Tue. Jan 21

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Queenstown, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. Jan 21-Thu. Jan 23

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

2 nights Thu. Jan 23-Sat. Jan 25

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Christchurch, New Zealand

0 nights Sat. Jan 25

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Things to do in and around Auckland

  • Auckland skyline
  • Sky Tower above the CBD
  • Auckland view
  • Auckland War Memorial Museum
  • Upminster Avon Road LT RLH 50 MXX250
  • Layered Sunrise
  • Tiritiri Matangi Island off the Whangaparoa Peninsula
  • Rangitoto
  • Auckland Art Gallery
  • New Zealand 2011
  • Ponsonby
  • Waitakere Ranges
  • Bethells Beach
   
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Auckland

New Zealand, Auckland region

CultureFoodNight lifeHistoric1 nightSun. Jan 12 - Mon. Jan 13

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 Hamilton

  • Hamilton Hospital
  • Indian garden flowers
  • Ford Mk1 Zephyr
  • Typical Neighbourhood in Hamilton
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  • Waitomo Cave
  • Es Karangahake Gorge Walk
  • Peacock: Hamilton Zoo Park
  • Waipa Delta
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  • Wentworth Valley, NS
   
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Hamilton

New Zealand, Waikato region

CultureFoodNight life1 nightMon. Jan 13 - Tue. Jan 14

One of New Zealand's largest cities offers great museums, wonderful eateries, lush parks, beaches, and more.

Hamilton is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. Hamilton now has a growing and diverse economy and is the third fastest growing urban area in New Zealand. Hamilton Central, on the Waikato River, is a bustling retail precinct. The entertainment area is quite vibrant due to the large student population. Many of the city's venues and attractions are located on the old Town Belt, including Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park, Founders Theatre and the Hamilton Lake Domain. The city is host to a large number of small galleries and the Waikato Museum. The latter includes Te Winika, one of the best-preserved waka (Maori war canoe) from the pre-colonisation era.
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Things to do in and around Rotorua

  • Looking Down At Rotorua
  • Maori Performers, Tamaki Maori Village, Rotorua
  • Rotorua - Hells Gate
  • Whakarewarewa Thermal Village, Rotorua
  • Geyser, Te Puia, Rotorua
  • Huka Falls 7
  • Devil's Bath, Wai-o-Tapu, North Island, New Zealand.
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  • Rotorua
  • Mountain Biking in Rotorua, New Zealand (c) TRAILSOURCE.COM
  • Rotorua Government Gardens
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  • Dx Okere Falls
   
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Rotorua

New Zealand, Bay of Plenty region

NatureActiveCulture1 nightTue. Jan 14 - Wed. Jan 15

Famed for its geothermal activity, this city is favored by travelers and offers an array of geysers, hot springs, and mud pools.

Rotorua, ("The second great lake of Kahumatamomoe") is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name, in the Bay of Plenty Region of New Zealand's North Island. Rotorua is a major destination for both domestic and international tourists; the tourism industry is by far the largest industry in the district. It is known for its geothermal activity, and features geysers – notably the Pohutu Geyser at Whakarewarewa – and hot mud pools. This thermal activity is sourced to the Rotorua caldera, on which the town lies. Rotorua is home to the Waiariki Institute of Technology. The Lakes of Rotorua are a collection of many lakes surrounding Rotorua.
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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
   
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Taupo

New Zealand, Waikato region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightWed. Jan 15 - Thu. Jan 16

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
  • Antique shops and others shops in main street of the heritage town of Carcoar New South Wales.
  • 200510 museum of wellington
  • Wellington Botanic Gardens in spring.
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Putangirua Pinnacles
  • Cuba St Mall
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  • Oriental Bay, Wellington
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
   
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Wellington

New Zealand, Wellington region

CultureFoodBeachesNight life1 nightThu. Jan 16 - Fri. Jan 17

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 Nelson

  • Nelson
  • Classic Cars Museum P1220522
  • Nelson
  • Nelson Saturday market.
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  • Te Waikoropupu Spring virtual tour
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Street 1 2014
  • Founders Park, Nelson, NZ
  • Just Nelson
  • Just Nelson
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  • Split Apple Rock
   
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Nelson

New Zealand, Nelson region

BeachesActiveNatureCultureFood1 nightFri. Jan 17 - Sat. Jan 18

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 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 nightSat. Jan 18 - Sun. Jan 19

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 Franz Josef

  • Franz Josef, New Zealand
  • Franz Joseph Glacier
  • Franz Josef, 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
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive2 nightsSun. Jan 19 - Tue. Jan 21

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 Queenstown

  • Queenstown
  • Downtown Arrowtown
  • Queenstown 2013
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Routeburn Track
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Pool Surface
  • Routeburn Track
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
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  • Wanaka Lake
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood2 nightsTue. Jan 21 - Thu. Jan 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 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 nightsThu. Jan 23 - Sat. Jan 25

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
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
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  • Hagley Park
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life0 nightsSat. Jan 25

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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