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Sep 7th, 2014, 06:27 AM
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NZ South Island Plan

After reading we have finalised the following itenary. The question I have is the chosen drive right from a scenic angle & is the drive time correct. A response / suggestion / tips
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Day 1 – Arrive Christchurch 16th Nov
Day 2 – Christchurch
Day 3 – Christchurch to Lake Tekapo 220kms 2.5 Hours
Day 4 – Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook 45 kms 1 Hour
Day 5 – Mt Cook
Day 6 – Mt Cook to Wanaka 206kms 2.5 Hours
Day 7 – Wanaka to Fox Glacier 262kms 5 Hours
Day 8 – Fox Glacier to Queenstown 330 kms 6 Hours
Day 9 – Queenstown
Day 10 – Queenstown to Te Anau 172 kms 2.5 hours
Day 11 – Te Anau to Milford Sound to Te Anau 240 kms 2.5 hours
Day 12 – Te Anau to Catlins 242kms 3 Hours
Day 13 – Catlins to Dunedin 155kms 2 Hours
Day 14 – Dunedin
Day 15 – Dunedin to Auckland by flight 30th Nov
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Sep 7th, 2014, 08:02 AM
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Your whole trip will be seeing the SI through a car windscreen. We did a similar itinerary a few years ago and took 5 weeks to do it. Just not the way to see NZ imo.
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Sep 10th, 2014, 03:58 PM
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Looking at your itinerary, I would leave early on Day 10 for Te Anau - will give you time to look around Te Anau as well as having a sort-of leisurely day. On Day 11 leave early for Milford so you can reach the Mirror Lakes (hopefully) before the wind. Doing this also gets you to the Sound before the buses do. Not sure when you are travelling but I would see if you can book for an early cruise so you don't stand around waiting. On the way back to Te Anau you should have plenty of time to stop at points of interest.
Are all adults sharing the driving?
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