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One week South Island/NZ itinerary assistance

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I've reviewed the wealth of information on the forum and have finally made some decisions, but could now use help with the middle portion of our one week stay (Dec 8-15) on the SI. I know we need more time, but it is what it is and I am grateful to have the one week to begin our first-time exploration of NZ.

We arrive Christchurch (CHC) late on the evening of 12/8. Haven't yet booked accommodation in CHC area, but will most likely stay somewhere near the airport, since we get in so late, 11:30 pm. I would like to do a quick survey of the city, as I am involved in emergency prep in CA and would like to see some of the earthquake-related "sites" as it were. We will rent a car and travel to Aoraki/Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo on Day 1 (12/9) and stay at the Aoraki Court Motel for two nights.

We leave from Queenstown (ZQN) and are spending the last two nights at Villa del Lago (12/13 and 12/14). We will have time for Glenorchy here. We depart on 12/15.

I need help with the nights of 12/11 and 12/12, i.e. which city to stay in for optimum use of our limited time. I am tentatively thinking night of 12/11 Wanaka and 12/12 Te Anau, to do Milford. Does that sound logical? It might be a lot of driving, but we like roadtrips and don't mind long distances. Any advice or recommendations for best scenery/outings or lodging would be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance!

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