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10 day holiday for newzealand

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10 day holiday for newzealand

Hi All

we have 11 day holiday from 3rd feb 2014 to 14 feb 2014 for New Zealand, we arrive on 3rd feb at Queens town, me and my wife a infant, we are thinking to self drive, so how can we manage our holiday we don't have proper idea bcz we are first time in NewZealand. Our departure frm queens town on 14 feb morning. We r preferring accommodation in self contain apartment not luxirious but in good quality and Budget like 100$ to 150$.

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1. Re: 10 day holiday for newzealand

Welcome to the forum JK :)

You have a number of possibilities. I suggest you read some of the many 10 day itineraries here on the forum to help with your planning.

Here's one to get you started;

1 arrive Queenstown

2 explore

3 more

4 drive to Te Anau

5 drive to Milford Sound, cruise, stay Te Anau

6 drive to Dunedin

7 explore

8 drive to Wanaka

9 explore

10 drive to Queenstown, fly out

for accommodation motels with suit you well. best book asap as bookings will be heavy for Feb. wotif.co.nz/hotels/…

Feb is a lovely time to explore, enjoy :)

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2. Re: 10 day holiday for newzealand

What are your interests? You could fit in a round trip north to Wanaka, then Mt Cook & posisbly Lake Tekapo, followed by Oamaru & Dunedin!

Or you could divide your time between Wanaka, Queenstown & Te Anau and just relax and do as little or as much as you feel like each day.

Edited: 2:31 am, December 23, 2013
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3. Re: 10 day holiday for newzealand

One of my favourite areas is the West Coast. If you are interested in seeing the glaciers, native bush and rugged Coastline, you could head in that direction, take your time and enjoy a few days on the Coast.

Queenstown, Wanaka, through the Haast Pass and stay at Fox or Franz Josef Glacier, visit Lake Matheson, stay in Hokitika.

Again it depends on what you are most interested in seeing.

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4. Re: 10 day holiday for newzealand

Hi thanks for suggestions, that will definitely help us. also we want to cover following places

1) queenstown

2) wanaka

3) teanau

4) dunedin

5) frenk joseph

6) lake tekapo

7) greymoth

the main reason for greymoth is we are interested in TranzAlpine(scenic rail). could you please suggest us how we setup our trip and where to stay and for how many days.As we know nothing about places to visit and also we are going to explore it by driving the car.

Thank you so much for you responses.

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5. Re: 10 day holiday for newzealand

You have too many places on your list!, in too many directions. With 7 places and 11 N, you can only manage 2 N at 4 places and 1 N at each of the others, but to get from FJG to Lake Tekapo (500 KM) you will also need a night at Chch after taking the TA.

WLnz & I have already given you 2 good suggestions for a sensible pace, covering 6 of your list each. However here is one last try:

3 Feb Arr ZQN (what time? Will you need to stay the night or can you drive to Te Anau?

4. Drive to Te Anau (2N)

5. Milford day trip

6. Drive to Dunedin (2 N)

7. Explore

8. Drive to Wanaka

9. drive to FJG (2N)

10. Explore

11. Drive to Greymouth, renturn rental car, take TA to Chch ( arrive early evening)

12. Drive to Lake Tekapo

13. drive to Queenstown (possible detour to Mt Cook if weather is good & you get an early start!)

Hope this helps!

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