Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch, New Zealand 12 day trip

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Trip itinerary

1

Christchurch, New Zealand

1 night Tue. Sep 17-Wed. Sep 18

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Greymouth, New Zealand

1 night Wed. Sep 18-Thu. Sep 19

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Franz Josef, New Zealand

0 nights Thu. Sep 19

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Haast, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Sep 19-Fri. Sep 20

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Twizel, New Zealand

2 nights Fri. Sep 20-Sun. Sep 22

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Wanaka, New Zealand

0 nights Sun. Sep 22

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Queenstown, New Zealand

1 night Sun. Sep 22-Mon. Sep 23

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Te Anau, New Zealand

2 nights Mon. Sep 23-Wed. Sep 25

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Invercargill, New Zealand

1 night Wed. Sep 25-Thu. Sep 26

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Owaka, New Zealand

0 nights Thu. Sep 26

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Dunedin, New Zealand

1 night Thu. Sep 26-Fri. Sep 27

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Christchurch, New Zealand

1 night Fri. Sep 27-Sat. Sep 28

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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
  • Canterbury Museum in Christchurch
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 10
  • 2276 Gondola
  • Christchurch Farmers' Market
  • Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand.
  • Photo competition
   
1

Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life1 nightTue. Sep 17 - Wed. Sep 18

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 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 nightWed. Sep 18 - Thu. Sep 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
   
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Franz Josef

New Zealand, South Island region

NatureActive0 nightsThu. Sep 19

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 Haast

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Fox Glacier 02 - Close-up
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Gates of Haast Waterfall
   
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Haast

New Zealand

1 nightThu. Sep 19 - Fri. Sep 20

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

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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
  • Tasman Glacier & Mount Cook
  • Sunset in the mountains
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
  • Wanaka Lake
  • Gates of Haast Waterfall
   
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Twizel

New Zealand, Canterbury region

NatureActive2 nightsFri. Sep 20 - Sun. Sep 22

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 Wanaka

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  • Wanaka 2
  • Rippon Vineyard
  • Boneyard
  • Queenstown
  • Lake Wanaka, Mount Aspiring National Park from the top of Mount Iron
   
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Wanaka

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActive0 nightsSun. Sep 22

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
  • 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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Queenstown

New Zealand, Otago region

NatureActiveSmall townsCultureFood1 nightSun. Sep 22 - Mon. Sep 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 Te Anau

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  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Takahe
  • Milford Sound
  • Milford Sound, toward Mitre Peak on a fine day
  • Queenstown
  • Routeburn Track
  • Mt Luxmore from Amoeboid Mire
  • Glow-worm cave
   
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Te Anau

New Zealand, Southland region

NatureActiveSmall towns2 nightsMon. Sep 23 - Wed. Sep 25

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 Invercargill

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  • Southland Museum & Art Gallery
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  • Slope Point
  • Queenstown. The pipe organ in St Johns Anglican Church . Church opened in 1932 and organ might date from that period also.
  • Petroica australis (New Zealand Robin) - Juvenile
  • Hokonui Moonshine Museum, Gore
   
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Invercargill

New Zealand, Southland region

1 nightWed. Sep 25 - Thu. Sep 26

This quiet southern city boasts an array of architectural styles, nice parks, and some notable restaurants.

Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial center of the Southland region. It lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River some 18 km north of Bluff, which is the southernmost town in the South Island. It sits amid rich farmland that is bordered by large areas of conservation land and marine reserves, including Fiordland National Park covering the south-west corner of the South Island, and the Catlins coastal region. Many streets in the city, especially in the center and main shopping district, are named after rivers in Great Britain, mainly Scotland.
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Things to do in and around Owaka

  • Stunning Morning in Paradise
  • Busy Town of Clyde
  • Nugget Point
  • Otago Peninsula Weekend
   
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Owaka

New Zealand

0 nightsThu. Sep 26

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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  • Dunedin - Tunnel Beach trek 14
  • Dunedin
  • 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
   
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Dunedin

New Zealand, Otago region

HistoricCultureBeachesNight lifeFood1 nightThu. Sep 26 - Fri. Sep 27

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 Christchurch

  • Christchurch
  • Coffee Time in New Regent St
  • DSCF3437
  • 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
   
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Christchurch

New Zealand, Canterbury region

BeachesCultureHistoricNight life1 nightFri. Sep 27 - Sat. Sep 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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