Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 IN ALASKA[0027839626246] VOODOO SPELL CASTER IN Alaska Juneau Anchorage
  2. 2 Hamilton Island
  3. 3 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  4. 4 7 days in New Zealand
  5. 5 Help with planning 7 weeks in NZ
  6. 6 Mt Buller for 1 night in July
  7. 7 Trip Report 16 Days on the South Island
  8. 8 Need help in Auckland
  9. 9 Restaurant recommendations for Tahiti
  10. 10 Trip Report Sun, sandflies & sauvignon blanc: A short trip to the spectacular NZ SI
  11. 11 Trip Report Six Weeks Down Under
  12. 12 Itinerary for full day bus trip outside of Auckland
  13. 13 Uber in Sydney
  14. 14 Sydney Airport for International Flight
  15. 15 NYTimes: trouble along the Great Barrier Reef
  16. 16 Sydney GTG - March 14?
  17. 17 Darwin Accomodations
  18. 18 Airport Fees for Europcar Rental Cars
  19. 19 New Zealand Itinerary - Looking for suggestions on 12-13 days on the Ground
  20. 20 Lodging Reservations in NSW
  21. 21 New Zealand 3-week itinerary over Christmas
  22. 22 The Red Center?
  23. 23 Trip to Cairns
  24. 24 Blue mountain Or Daintree in July
  25. 25 Sydney Restauranr Near Opera House for Early Dining
View next 25 » Back to the top

21 day New Zealand Itinerary with Milford Track

Jump to last reply


I would love any insight into how to plan our 21 day road trip around the South Island of NZ. We are interested in sightseeing and hiking. We fly in and out of Christchurch. It all looks so amazing it is hard to figure out what to skip and how to arrange all the highlights without too much driving. I appreciate any help! Please let me know if we are missing anything exciting along the way. Our tentative itinerary:

Day 1-2 Spend in Christchurch exploring

Day 3 Maruia Springs - camp nearby

Day 4 Westport - see cape foulwind seal colony

Day 5-6 Karamea - do portion of Heaphy Track and stay one night, second night in Karamea

Day 7 Punakaiki/Greymouth - see pancake rocks stay in Greymouth for night

Day 8 Hokitaka - hike and see hokitaka gorge

Day 9 - Glaciers/Haast - stop to see glaciers and sleep in Haast

Day 10-11 Queenstown - explore and hike nearby

Day 12 Te Anau - drive day and rest before Milford Track

Day 13-15 Milford Track

Day 16 Te Anau - rest and explore town

Day 17 Invercargill - explore the city and sandy point

Day 18 Drive through Papatowai to see the lost gypsy and end in Dunedin

Day 19 Dunedin - explore

Day 20-21 Lake Tekapo - explore


4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.