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I’m looking to add around 5 or 6 days of vacation to my October/November work-related trip to NZ. We’re thinking about either the west coast of the South Island, or the Marlborough Sounds. This would probably be before—or after—working in Wellington or Nelson. (Not certain if we’ll be adding the Nelson stop.) I’m guessing we’d fly into Christchurch from either Wellington or Nelson. Would it be best to do it as a circle--or is there somewhere else we should fly out of?

FYI, the glaciers themselves aren’t a huge attraction for us because we’ve been fortunate enough to visit soooo many beautiful glaciers over the past few years. So my question is whether that area has the beauty I associate with the South Island (i.e., the areas surrounding Queenstown, Mt. Cook, etc. which I LOVED).

I know that the Marlborough Sounds area would be a lot easier to get to if we are already in Nelson. We’ve been to Abel Tasman three times – because we love it so much. But if the west coast packs more scenic “punch” we’d go for it.

Melnq8 and others … any thoughts???
PS. For those who don't follow my adventures -- this is our 5th or 6th trip to NZ, so we've already seen a great deal of that magnificent country. We don't need to cram in additional places.

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