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Suggested NZ itinerary for 8-10 days

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Suggested NZ itinerary for 8-10 days

Hi there, we are looking at travelling to NZ for 8-10 days in November and would love some suggested itinieraries! We have never been to NZ before and would like to include Marlborough as we love the wines from there, but have no other requirements really. Just some lovely scenery, walks, good food etc would be great. We think hiring a car and driving around would be best, but we don't know where to start.

Your help would be appreciated!


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1. Re: Suggested NZ itinerary for 8-10 days

Hi M, take some time to go through some of the many itineraries posted here. With 8 - 10 days I suggest you stay in the upper South Island. Beginning in Christchurch you could visit Kaikoura, Marlborough, Abel Tasman National Park (fantastic hiking/kayaking) then return to Chch via Punakaiki and Arthur's Pass, or via Lewis Pass and Hanmer Springs.

Nov is a lovely time to travel. www.wotif.com has excellent accommodation deals. B&B's are a lovely way to meet the locals.

Hope this helps :)

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