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Our 12 days Honeymoon trip to NZ South Island !!

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Our 12 days Honeymoon trip to NZ South Island !!

Hi Experts,

We are newly married couples & planning for our honeymoon to NZ South Island this month.

We came up with the below itinerary upon few suggestions took from internet.

So please let us know if we are missing any other places which are must see in NZ south Islands.

Also please let us know if we have to skip any places in these like Mt.Cook or Tekapo to accommodate the best place, if any. Please advise. Thanks in advance !!

Please do the modifications wherever necessary. Appreciate your help on this.

20 July: Arrive Christchurch in the morning and collect car, drive Arthur's Pass to Franz Josef (Night Stay: Franz Josef)

21 July: Explore Franz Josef Glacier and drive to Wanaka (Night Stay: Wanaka)

22 July: Explore Wanaka (Night Stay: Wanaka)

23 July: Explore Wanaka and drive to Te Anau (Night Stay: Te Anau)

24 July: Explore Milford Sound (Night Stay: Te Anau)

25 July: Explore Glow Worm caves and then night cruise to Doubtful Sound

26 July: Drive to Queenstown and explore (Night Stay: Queenstown)

27 July: Explore Queenstown and drive to Mount Cook (Night Stay: Mount Cook)

28 July: Explore Mount Cook and drive to Lake Tekapo (Night Stay: Tekapo)

29 July: Explore Lake Tekapo and drive to Christchurch

30 July: Explore Christchurch

31 July: Explore Christchurch

01 Aug: Fly Out

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1. Re: Our 12 days Honeymoon trip to NZ South Island !!

What if we start other way round ??

From Christchurch -> Lake tekapo/mt Cook -> Queenstown ->................... -> and then back to Christchurch (through Wanaka, Franz Josef)..

Which way would you prefer ? The one which is in our planned Itinerary before or this one which is reverse ??

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2. Re: Our 12 days Honeymoon trip to NZ South Island !!

Yikes!! do NOT drive after a night flight (and no sleep) from Singapore.

back to the recommendation in your other thread - arrive Chch, explore. Do NOT drive anywhere day 1.

Good to see you now plan to rent a car and not a campervan and that you have extended your visit.

20 arrive Chch, explore on foot and taxi

21 drive Arthur's Pass to Hokitika

22 drive to Franz Josef

23 drive Haast Pass to Wanaka

24 drive to te Anau

25 bus to Milford, cruise, bus back to Te Anau

26 drive to Queenstown

27 explore

28 drive Lindis Pass to Aoraki/Mt Cook

29 drive to Tekapo

30 drive to Chch

31 explore

1 fly out

or...

20 arrive Chch, explore

21 TranzAlpine train to Greymouth, drive to Franz Josef

22 drive Haast Pass to Wanaka

23 explore

24 drive to te Anau

25 bus to Milford, cruise, bus back to Te Anau

26 drive to Queenstown

27 explore

28 drive Lindis Pass to Aoraki/Mt Cook

29 drive to Tekapo

30 drive to Chch

31 explore

1 fly out

please plan wisely and travel safe :)

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