Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Kaikoura roads update
  2. 2 Free Camping
  3. 3 Christmas Day in Sydney
  4. 4 Trip Report New Zealand SI and Auckland
  5. 5 Driving Times South Island New Zealand
  6. 6 Clever, mischievous keas
  7. 7 Maasdam (Holland America) verse Golden Princess
  8. 8 Perth, Margaret River, Albany loop
  9. 9 Trip Report New Zealand: Milford and Routeburn Tracks
  10. 10 NZ South Island Advice - Glaciers or Abel Tasman?
  11. 11 Trip Report 17 Days Around New Zealand South Island. My Jaw Dropped Everywhere I went!
  12. 12 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 3 - Travel Report
  13. 13 Trip Report Uluru the Outback Tour Day 2 - Travel Report
  14. 14 Feedback on my 2 month OZ/NZ itin
  15. 15 Help with our 14-day NZ Itinerary
  16. 16 Trip Report 45-ish days Solo NZ Trip Report
  17. 17 Ohau Point Seal Colony destroyed
  18. 18 North or South after Perth in rental car?
  19. 19 Cheap and affordable car hire in port douglas
  20. 20 14 Day RV from Christchurch
  21. 21 Whales spotted off Kaikoura first time since quake
  22. 22 Translation of documents
  23. 23 SH1 to Kaikoura update
  24. 24 10 days NZ-crusie or land??
  25. 25 Cooking classes near Melbourne
View next 25 » Back to the top

New Zealand - 13 night itinerary help?

Jump to last reply

Hi Everyone! We are traveling to New Zealand in late September/early October of this year, and after reading as much as I could here, I think/hope that I've come up with a good itinerary, and am hoping that you all will help confirm this or help me tweak it.

We have 13 nights total. Here goes...

After arrival from LAX, fly straight from AKL to Nelson. Pick up car, overnight in Nelson or somewhere closer to Abel Tasman (Motueka?) prior to heading down the west coast (1 night).

Drive Nelson/Abel Tasman area to Punakaiki (1 night).

Drive Punakaiki to Fox (or Franz Joseph) Glacier (1 night)

Drive Glacier to Wanaka or Arrowtown (do a little Pinot tasting...?) (1 night)

Drive Wanaka/Arrowtown to Te Anau - Milford Sound (2 nights)

Drive Te Anau to Queenstown (bungee, day trip around the area) (3 nights)

Fly Queenstown to Blenheim (explore Marlborough wine region and the sounds) (3 nights)

Fly Blenheim to Auckland (1 night)

Fly back home (boo!)

We are a married couple in our mid 30s and love wine, food, some day hiking, photography and beautiful scenery. I'm hoping this gives us a good first look at NZ. I front loaded the heavier driving at the beginning so that we can be a little more relaxed later.

Your thoughts are much appreciated!!

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement