Australia & the Pacific Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report GMAIL @ Password Reset CONTACT ☎ 1:855:999:8045 GMAIL TECH SUpport CAre
  2. 2 Help me understand how going through customs works!
  3. 3 Planning a 12-day trip to NZ in November
  4. 4 7-8 days in Australia, where do we go?
  5. 5 New Zealand rough itinerary (wheelchair accessible)
  6. 6 Surprises in Australia
  7. 7 Would love your feedback on possible N.Z. itinerary
  8. 8 Need help on planning 14-15 days trip to Australia
  9. 9 2 days in Auckland
  10. 10 GBR - help me plan a perfect trip!
  11. 11 "Aerial New Zealand"
  12. 12 2 Nights in Blue moutain End June
  13. 13 South Australia in 2 weeks
  14. 14 5 nights in Sydney
  15. 15 New Zealand Itinerary Questions
  16. 16 Trip Report Best places to travel in Australia
  17. 17 Auckland Airport to Auckland City
  18. 18 Trip Report Blue Mountains - Travel Report
  19. 19 Trip Report 16 Days on the South Island
  20. 20 Cook Islands for families
  21. 21 B&B in NZ
  22. 22 New Zealand 3 week itinerary
  23. 23 Suggestions needed for Australia itinerary
  24. 24 12 day Trip to NZ in Nov 2017
  25. 25 Bay of Islands Day tour?
View next 25 » Back to the top

New Zealand Winter Itinerary for a 2 Week Family Trip

Jump to last reply

I'm looking for some help on an itinerary for NZ this winter. We'll be there for either the first two weeks of July or the first two weeks of August. This will be part of a larger six-week Australia & NZ trip. We could do first three weeks in July I suppose, but we'd have to steal a week from the Australia trip. Considering that (for work reasons) we'll be in Melbourne for a whole week in late July, I am thinking that we'll need four weeks in Australia (tell me if you think otherwise).

We're two mid-forties adults, a fourteen yro girl, and a six yro boy. Fairly active. We do ski, but aren't really itching to ski on this trip. We enjoy good scenery and some hiking (the boy can manage about four miles probably); other activities would be fun, although we probably won't get very extreme. Wildlife is big with the kids. Exposure to some Maori life might be interesting. We enjoy NZ wine, but probably won't do any winery visits on a trip with the kids. The kids are so-so on museums. We have cousins in Wellington, so that's a must on the itinerary. We're from northern California.

The first big questions are 1) do we limit ourselves to either the North Island or the South Island (with a few days in Wellington also), or do we do both islands? And 2) if we do only one island, do we do the North or South (with consideration for the fact it will be winter)? I think there's a good chance we will be visiting NZ again in the future (given that we have relatives there now), so I don't feel that we have to do everything. Plus, although we do like to do a lot, we don't want to spend the trip with eight hours of driving a day.

Any suggestions? I think once we nail this down, we'll then turn to the detailed itinerary. Thanks!

28 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement