Christchurch, New Zealand - Lake Tekapo, New Zealand 15 days trip

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1

Christchurch, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Jan 10-Sat. Jan 11

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

1 night Sat. Jan 11-Sun. Jan 12

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Hokitika, New Zealand

1 night Sun. Jan 12-Mon. Jan 13

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Jan 13-Tue. Jan 14

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Wanaka, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Jan 14-Wed. Jan 15

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Queenstown, New Zealand

3 nights Wed. Jan 15-Sat. Jan 18

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Sat. Jan 18-Mon. Jan 20

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Owaka, New Zealand

1 night Mon. Jan 20-Tue. Jan 21

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Dunedin, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Jan 21-Wed. Jan 22

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Oamaru, New Zealand

1 night Wed. Jan 22-Thu. Jan 23

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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Jan 23-Fri. Jan 24

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Things to do in and around Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • Margaret Mahy Playground
  • Hagley Park
  • Tiger
  • Mt. Hutt
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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  • 2276 Gondola
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Photo competition
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life1 nightFri. Jan 10 - Sat. Jan 11

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 Hanmer Springs

  • New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - Hill
  • Hanmer Springs Views #6
  • Photo competition
  • Kaikoura Peninsula
  • DSCF0469
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
   
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Hanmer Springs

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActiveSmall towns1 nightSat. Jan 11 - Sun. Jan 12

A heaven for lovers of active leisure, the town offers hot pools, as well as hiking, biking, jet-boating, and other adventures.

Hanmer Springs is a small town in the Canterbury region of the South Island of New Zealand. The town is named after Thomas Hanmer, an owner of Hawkeswood Station near the Conway river during the 1850s. Hanmer Springs is a popular tourist destination, and the town's population swells during holidays. Bungy jumping, jet boating, mountain biking and bush walking are common tourist activities, and there is an airline service available for the viewing of the town's alpine surroundings. A Visitor Information Center next to the hot springs provides information about the area and booking facilities for transport. Trampers can obtain weather information, maps and guidance from the Department of Conservation. Budget accommodation includes a new Youth Hostel.
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Things to do in and around Hokitika

  • New Zealand: Wildfoods Festival in Hokitika
  • Hokitika beach
  • Weld Street in Hokitika
  • Glow worm glen - Bundanoon
  • Sunset Point
  • Pancake Rocks Blowhole
  • #TravelTuesday with My Public Lands
  • Hokitika, NZ
  • Hokitika
  • Rainforest
  • Lake Mahinapua Day 2 013.jpg
   
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Hokitika

New Zealand, West Coast region

Nature1 nightSun. Jan 12 - Mon. Jan 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
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
  • Rainforest
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive1 nightMon. Jan 13 - Tue. Jan 14

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 Wanaka

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  • Boneyard
  • Wanaka 2
  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Queenstown
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive1 nightTue. Jan 14 - Wed. Jan 15

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 Queenstown

  • Queenstown
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  • Queenstown 2013
  • Downtown Arrowtown
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  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Pool Surface
  • The Queenstown Market
  • Stuart Landsborough's Puzzling World, Wanaka
  • Routeburn Track
  • Central Otago - Rail Trail 2
  • Devil's Staircase to Lake Wakitipu - Queenstown, New Zealand.jpg
  • Kawarau Gorge
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
   
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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood3 nightsWed. Jan 15 - Sat. Jan 18

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
  • Glow-worm cave
  • Routeburn Track
  • Doubtful Sound
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsSat. Jan 18 - Mon. Jan 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 Owaka

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Nugget Point
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
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Owaka

New Zealand

1 nightMon. Jan 20 - Tue. Jan 21

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

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Things to do in and around Dunedin

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  • Vintage Model A and Model T Fords, Cadbury World, Dunedin
  • Caladesi Beach
  • Dunedin
  • Bronze Shag colony
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Dunedin Chinese Garden
  • CRW 3900
  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
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  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Aramoana
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood1 nightTue. Jan 21 - Wed. Jan 22

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 041
  • Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony
  • Municipal Chambers
  • Victorian precinct Oamaru
  • Moeraki Boulders at Sunrise
  • Two yellow-eyed penguins at home
  • oamaru public gardens
  • Steampunk HQ: Oamaru, NZ
  • North Otago Museum, Oamaru
  • The Opera House
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
  • Aramoana
   
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Oamaru

New Zealand, Otago region

Small townsHistoric1 nightWed. Jan 22 - Thu. Jan 23

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 Lake Tekapo

  • Roadside Flowers
  • Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Bike Tour Day 10-44
  • 7268ex  P900 Mt Cook emerges over Lake Pukaki-- New Zealand
  • The Fox Glacier at sunset
   
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Lake Tekapo

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive1 nightThu. Jan 23 - Fri. Jan 24

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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