Christchurch, New Zealand - Picton, New Zealand 15 days trip

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Trip itinerary

1

Christchurch, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. May 15-Sun. May 17

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2

Methven, New Zealand

1 night Sun. May 17-Mon. May 18

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Twizel, New Zealand

1 night Mon. May 18-Tue. May 19

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Dunedin, New Zealand

2 nights Tue. May 19-Thu. May 21

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Queenstown, New Zealand

4 nights Thu. May 21-Mon. May 25

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. May 25-Wed. May 27

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Fox Glacier Weheka, New Zealand

1 night Wed. May 27-Thu. May 28

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8

Picton, New Zealand

1 night Thu. May 28-Fri. May 29

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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.
  • Christchurch Cathedral
  • Christchurch Art Gallery
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Quake City exhibition
  • Road Trip - Castle Hill - New Zealand
  • Abandoned farm shed, near French farm, akaroa
   
1

Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life2 nightsFri. May 15 - Sun. May 17

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 Methven

  • Brinkley Resort Methven
  • Dunedin Street. It the town centre looking out to the hills and suburbs.
  • Milford Sound. Cruise boats in the fjord enjoying the sunny non rainy day.
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Tiger
  • Hokitika Gorge 2
  • Christchurch
   
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Methven

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveNight life1 nightSun. May 17 - Mon. May 18

Methven attracts visitors every year for skiing and other winter sports at nearby Mt. Hutt and the surrounding Southern Alps.

Methven is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is located near the western edge of the Canterbury Plains. It is a rural service town throughout the year, but undergoes a stark transformation in winter. Mount Hutt skifield is around half an hour away from Methven, the closest town. As such, a number of cafes, bars, and restaurants lie relatively dormant over the summer months. In addition to skiing, another popular attraction is hot air ballooning, the annual Mountain Thunder motorcycle street-races and the annual rodeo.
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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 nightMon. May 18 - Tue. May 19

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 Dunedin

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

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood2 nightsTue. May 19 - Thu. May 21

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 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
  • Kawarau Gorge
  • Routeburn Track
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  • crystal
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood4 nightsThu. May 21 - Mon. May 25

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
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsMon. May 25 - Wed. May 27

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 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 nightWed. May 27 - Thu. May 28

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 Picton

  • Approaching Picton
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  • Stitchbird
  • Carmarthenshire Museum
  • Edwin Fox
  • NewZealandWairauValleyVineyards033
  • Approaching Matiu/Somes Island
  • Wrights Hill Fortress
  • Queen Elizabeth Park
   
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Picton

New Zealand, Marlborough region

BeachesNatureSmall townsNight lifeFood1 nightThu. May 28 - Fri. May 29

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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