Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • New Fodors VBulletin forum coming soon -- discuss!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on May 26, 17 at 05:44 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Gola : HP Tec*h SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:855:999 :8045 HP printer 24*7
  2. 2 5 days trip in South Island
  3. 3 4 weeks in New Zealand
  4. 4 Oct - 30 Day Trip to Australia & New Zealand
  5. 5 14 day South NZ Trip
  6. 6 NZ's Yellow Eyed Penguins Face Extinction on the Mainland
  7. 7 North Island Itinerary Help
  8. 8 Visa for Australia
  9. 9 Gold Coast -whale watching
  10. 10 Hotel Sydney
  11. 11 Transportation advice needed
  12. 12 Need advice on Blue Mountain trip
  13. 13 Sydney Harbor Marriott
  14. 14 Three days in Cairns
  15. 15 Best Priced Tour for Sydney Harbor Bridge Blue Mountain & Hunter Valley
  16. 16 Gold coast for 6 days in July
  17. 17 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  18. 18 Tasmania - looking for bird watching guide for day trips
  19. 19 itinerary for one month in Australia with a kid
  20. 20 Trip Report New Zealand and Australia at last!
  21. 21 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  22. 22 Potts point OR CBD in Sydney
  23. 23 NZ DoC hut fees to rise in some cases
  24. 24 Favorite activities in Moorea, Bora Bora?
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip report: Ultimate 3-week Australia itinerary
View next 25 » Back to the top

8 Full Days South Island: Itinerary Advise

Jump to last reply

We will be flying to the South Island on Dec 16 2016 from Sydney Australia. On Dec 25 2016, we will fly to Auckland to visit our friend.

We can fly into and out of Queenstown or Christchurch. Cost wise, there is not too much difference between the two airports. Please let us know which airport makes more sense based on the areas we would like to visit below.

We are a family of four (two adults and two older teens). We enjoy hiking, nature/wild life and we have a very modest budget. I have listed the areas we would like to visit below. We will be renting a car. We would like to know the most efficient way and in what order to drive to each of these areas below. We welcome any good advise & tips and we are open to any changes/improvements.

Thanks so much.

Below are the areas we would like to visit so far:

Te Anu/Milford Sound area
-Milford Sound Cruise
-Key Summit Track Hike/Walk

Franz Joseph Glacier or Fox Glacier area
-With our modest budget, we probably won't be doing the helicopter hike or helicopter ride. Are there good hikes/walks here?

Wanaka area
-Roy Roy Glacier Track Walk

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park area
-Hooker Valley Track

We would love to see the penguins at Oamaru and the baby seals at Ohau Falls. Not sure if it's feasible to drive to these two places also. Thanks again for your

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.