Australia & the Pacific Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

New Zealand in 18 days - Need Help!

Jump to last reply

My family are traveling to New zealand this coming december for 18 days. It's our first time travelling to the country and will love to explore and experience the most of both islands.

We are flying in from auckland on day 1 and leaving from christchurch on day 18 and a quick draft of the destinations to be covered are as below. Do let me know if its feasible, considering that we will be doing our own driving to cover the distance for the 18 days.. Not sure if it's overly ambitious!

day 1 - auckland
day 2 - auckland
day 3 - auckland --> waitamo caves --> rotorua
day 4 - rotorua (possibly matamata)
day 5 - rotorua --> wellington (via lake taupo)
day 6 - wellington
day 7 - wellington --> christchurch (domestic flight)
day 8 - christchurch
day 9 - christchurch --> fox glacier
day 10 - fox glacier --> queenstown
day 11 - queenstown
day 12 - queenstown --> te anau
day 13 - te anau (milford sound day tour )
day 14 - te anau --> dunedin
day 15 - dunedin
day 16 - dunedin --> mt cook
day 17 - mt cook --> christchurch
day 18 - departure frm christchurch

My initial plan is to cover two additional days in bay of islands instad of the extra days in te anau and dunedin but am worried it might be a little too rush for bay of island. comments?

19 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Please critique my plan for 2 weeks in Australia (first trip)
  2. 2 Should we change our plans ???
  3. 3 Trip Report Australia Vacation Sept 2014: Focus on WA
  4. 4 Tour/Travel Company-Goway
  5. 5 Melbourne Itinery - GOR/Mornington/Philips Island
  6. 6 Paging Cathies
  7. 7 Australia and New Zealand 2 month itinerary
  8. 8 The Rainbow Coast, Western Australia photos
  9. 9 Kangaroo island
  10. 10 Dare I Plan? Melbourne - Sydney - Auckland
  11. 11 Itinerary 20 days
  12. 12 Avoid Europcar car rental
  13. 13 Trip itinerary-Sydney Melbourne Tasmania
  14. 14 Trip Report Victoria to Uluru - Trip Report
  15. 15 One day in Fiji
  16. 16 Looking for feedback on four week itinerary
  17. 17 Leaving on a jet plane....
  18. 18 Queenstown to Nelson Itinerary Question
  19. 19 Recommendations for kids travel book?
  20. 20 Rent or buy campervan
  21. 21 Great Ocean Road Itinerary
  22. 22 Melbourne Tram riders and visitors
  23. 23 South Island NZ: First 2 weeks of November
  24. 24 Cell phone providers
  25. 25 I've read the posts and still either want to cry or drink! Help
View next 25 » Back to the top