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Trip List by happyjenny

New Zealand in 3 weeks

Feb 27, 2007  First solo trip
3.0 of 5 stars based on 11 votes

Places to go and places to miss

  • 1. Auckland

  • 2. Hahei
    Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula

    Definitely do the walk to Cathedral Cove

  • 3. Rotorua
    Rotorua, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty Region

    Buffet at top of Skyline is worth every penny. Two days was enough though as although the geo thermal areas are interesting, I now feel I have seen enough to last me a lifetime!

  • 4. Napier
    Napier, Hawke's Bay Region

    Wonderful place. Was expecting this to be just a few art deco buildings but the whole place is amazing. The atmosphere is great and the cleanliness (in a very clean country) is exceptional. Recommend Pacifica to eat.

  • 5. Kaikoura Whale Watching tour
    Whale Watch, Kaikoura, Canterbury Region

    This was excellent and well worth doing.

  • 6. Hanmer Springs
    Hanmer Springs, Canterbury Region

    Bit touristy at the Springs and wouldn't have bothered with this one and spent the day elsewhere.

  • 7. Lake Tekapo
    Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region

    Amazing colour of lake and really picturesque place.

  • 8. Queenstown
    Queenstown, Otago Region

    Very touristy and glad I only had one night here. Parking was difficult to say the least. Would have preferred to have stayed in Arrowtown which is full of character.

  • 9. Te Anau
    Te Anau, Fiordland National Park

    Enjoyed every minute here. The Glowworm Caves is really worth it and the Milford and Doubtful Sound trips are both worth doing as the atmosphere is so different between the two. Both great in their own ways. Real Journeys are very slick operators and there outfit is very well run.

  • 10. Catlins

    Stayed in Papatowai and did an eco tour. The tour was worth it as saw lots of things I wouldn't have seen otherwise but sharing a shower with 4 others is not my
    idea of fun! So recommend you check what the condition of the accomodation is before you book this sort of thing.