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South Island Itinerary.

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South Island Itinerary.

Planning a trip to the South Island from 4th of September to 18th of September. From the 4th to 9th we will be staying in Queenstown and will have a hire car to go sight seeing with family which are meeting us there. We will be doing a day up to Cardrona and Wanaka also. Then my partner and I have from the 9th to 18th to plan. We were also planning on hiring a car and staying in cheap accommodation. Or if any has any reviews on doing the motor home thing at this time of year let me know.

After a bit of help with itinerary. We are a little stuck though.

From 9th we would leave to somewhere around Franz Josef Glacier and stay a night.

10th do a tour and continue along up to hokitika or greymouth. Stay the night.

11th drive through Arthur’s pass. We are unsure then if there is anything else to see/do around here or anywhere good to stay. Or should we keep driving bAck down to twizel and stay a night there.

12th/13th- head back down to Wanaka to stay a night and explore more.

14/15th- head to teAnau to organise a tour of Milford sound. Possibly do an overnight cruise.

16th- unknown

17th - be back in Queenstown to relax and get ready to fly out 18th.

If there is anything that we should consider adding. Stay longer somewhere etc. open to suggestions.

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1. Re: South Island Itinerary.

You have Wanaka in the wrong place. QTN to FJG is too far to drive in one day and the reverse route might work better:

9. Drive to Mt Cook

10. Drive to Chch via Lake Tekapo. (2N)

11. Explore

12. Drive to Hoitika via Arthurs Pass

13. Drive to Franz Josef Glacier

14. Drive to Wanaka

15. Te Anau (2N)

16. Day trip or tour to Milford Sound

17. Drive to QTN

18. Fly out

Or you could drop Te Anau & spend 3N in QTN...

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