Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 help with intinerary please!
  2. 2 Bali, Fiji, Bora Bora, Maldives? Which is better?
  3. 3 Early Planning to the South Pacific
  4. 4 Ahe to Manihi or v.v.
  5. 5 early planning for NZ South Island trip - please provide feedback
  6. 6 Quaint
  7. 7 Milford Sound Coach/Cruise/Fly Options
  8. 8 North and South Island itinerary feedback
  9. 9 Ayers Rock Alternative
  10. 10 Western Australia + Where?
  11. 11 Trip Report Family trip report: Tahiti, Huahine, Bora Bora and Moorea
  12. 12 Port Douglas/Cairns
  13. 13 Planning a 12-day trip to NZ in November
  14. 14 7-8 days in Australia, where do we go?
  15. 15 Is this a good time to talk about the Lions' tour?
  16. 16 Trip Report A few days in Darwin
  17. 17 1 day scenic tour from Gold coast
  18. 18 Air Tahiti Baggage Allowance
  19. 19 Hiking, cycling, and kayaking on the South Island
  20. 20 Ride sharing Service
  21. 21 Our Three weeks in Australia and PNG
  22. 22 East coast australia itinerary - feedback please!
  23. 23 My tips for NZ motorhome hire
  24. 24 Which glowworm dell is better – Hokitika or Fox Glacier (Minnehaha)?
  25. 25 Trip Report Western Australia (Denmark and New Norcia)
View next 25 » Back to the top

8-night itinerary South Island, New Zealand

Jump to last reply

My wife and I are visiting the South Island in March for 8 nights, arriving and leaving from Christchurch. We are hiring a car the entire time for a road trip. We are focused on seeing the glaciers and Milford Sound and are pretty flexible otherwise. We would love to make it up north, but I don't think we have enough time. Any suggestions/critique of the following itinerary?

Day 1 - Arrive in Christchurch (3 pm) - drive to Greymouth (night in Greymouth)
Day 2 - Visit Punakaiki - drive to Glaciers (night in Franz Josef)
Day 3 - Visit Glaciers (night in Franz Josef)
Day 4 - Drive to Wanaka; drive to Queenstown (night in Queenstown)
Day 5 - Milford Sound day trip (night in Invercargill)
Day 6 - Stewart Island day trip (night in Invercargill)
Day 7 - Drive to Catlins; drive to Dunedin (night in Dunedin)
Day 8 - Drive to Oamaru; drive to Christchurch (night in Christchurch)
Day 9 - Leave Christchurch (11 am)

Any comments appreciated. Thanks a lot.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement