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CHC to wellington

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New Delhi, India
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CHC to wellington

we would be making our way up to auckland from queenstown - plan to leave christchurch on march 5th - drive to picton, take the ferry to wellington. shoudl we overnight in wellington before moving ahead or would there be a recommended place close to wellington that we can stay overnight in?

plus any sugestions on LOTR locations/things to do - on the way from wellington to akl

Nelson, New Zealand
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1. Re: CHC to wellington

What's your rush?

Chch to Wellington is an 8.5 hour journey - surely enough for one day.

And if wanting LOTR, Wellington offers some great tours.

Slow down and enjoy the journey :)

New Delhi, India
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2. Re: CHC to wellington

thx! uep it would be crazy to rush it more. we actually have a fortnight in nz and seem to planned more than half the time in and around queenstown, so now getting worried planning the rest of the trip

Christchurch, New...
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3. Re: CHC to wellington

Wellington is a fabulous city in fine weather. Lots to do, including the National museum, Te Papa. & of course the Weta Cave! There are some LOTR sights on Mt Victoria that you can easily explore without a tour. Do schedule at least one full day there.

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