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South island,New Zealand

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South island,New Zealand

Hello everyone

I am planning a trip with wife after marriage to South island from 22 Dec to 28 dec 2018. I want to cover the trip by driving. Please suggest me places to visit and activities to do. I am intrested in nature, hiking, food and places to relax. And some adventure activities too. Thanks.

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1. Re: South island,New Zealand

Have you booked flights already? Where to/from? North Island or South Island?

I'd suggest you either do a little research as there must be hundreds of itineraries on this forum or talk to a travel agent. Whatever you do, do it soon, this is the absolute peak season and to be honest, you'll have issues with getting reservations in some towns already.

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My suggestion - fly in Queenstown or Nelson and base yourself at there with day trips to explore.

You will need to decide quickly as accommodation over the Christmas period will already be heavily booked.

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Yes flights are already booked. I will be landing in auckland on 18 dec and after that at queenstown on 22 dec.

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Yeah thats helpful. I will try to complete my booking as soon as possible. Thanks👍🏻

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5. Re: South island,New Zealand

Is your new wife coming with you? What are her interests?

You still haven’t said whether you are flying out of ZQN or CHC or AKL or ....?

Usual advice for less than 5 days is to stay in QTN, but with 6-7 days you could do this:

22. Arrive QTN (3-4 N if you can get accommodation now)

23. Coach tour to Milford Sound

24. Pick up rental car; Explore QTN

25. Either drive to Twizel (you won’t be able get accommodation at Mt Cook now) or spend another day in QTN

26. Aoraki Mt Cook either as a day trip from Twizel or directly from QTN.

27. Drive to Chch

28. Fly home

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