25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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25 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Hamilton
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Rotorua
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Gisborne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
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Napier
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
5
Havelock North
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Clifton
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Palmerston North
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Castlepoint
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Pirinoa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Wellington
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
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Nelson
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Kaiteriteri
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
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Abel Tasman National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Puponga
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Takaka
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Kahurangi National Park
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Saint Arnaud
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Westport
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Greymouth
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Hokitika
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Fox Glacier
— Few hours
bus:  4​h
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Wanaka
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 30​min
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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
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Cromwell
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
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Invercargill
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Curio Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
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Dunedin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Oamaru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Mt. Cook Village
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Timaru
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Akaroa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
33
Christchurch
— Few hours
bus:  3​h
34
Kaikoura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
35
Blenheim
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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Hamilton

Hamilton ©
On the banks of the Waikato River lies Hamilton, a pretty, active city on North Island.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hamilton Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hamilton online day trip planner .

Auckland to Hamilton is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Rotorua.

Things to do in Hamilton

Parks
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Hamilton Gardens ©
Hamilton Gardens

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Rotorua

Rotorua ©
Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Redwoods Treewalk. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Redwoods Treewalk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rotorua attractions planning site .

Drive from Hamilton to Rotorua in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Rotorua can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gisborne.

Things to do in Rotorua

Parks Wildlife
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Redwoods Treewalk ©
Redwoods Treewalk

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Gisborne

Gisborne
A holiday in Gisborne incorporates both leisure and culture.
To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gisborne trip builder .

Getting from Rotorua to Gisborne by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for Napier on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Gisborne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Napier

Napier
Enjoy the atmosphere and architecture of 1930s design in Napier, one of the best-preserved Art Deco cities in the world.
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Napier trip builder website .

You can drive from Gisborne to Napier in 3.5 hours. On the 2nd (Wed), you're off toHavelock North.

Things to do in Napier

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Havelock North

Havelock North ©
Havelock North is a suburb of Hastings, New Zealand, in the North Island's Hawke's Bay district. You've now added Arataki Honey Visitor Centre to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Te Mata Peak, walk around Palmbrook Reserve, learn about winemaking at Trinity Hill Winery, and find something for the whole family at Keirunga Park Railway.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Havelock North online sightseeing planner .

Havelock North is just a stone's throw from Napier. You will leave for Clifton on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Havelock North

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Te Mata Peak
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Te Mata Peak ©
Te Mata Peak
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre ©
Arataki Honey Visitor Centre

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Clifton

Clifton ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cape Kidnappers. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Cape Kidnappers.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Clifton road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Gisborne to Clifton takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Castlepoint.

Things to do in Clifton

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Kidnappers
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Cape Kidnappers ©
Cape Kidnappers

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Palmerston North

Palmerston North
Palmerston North is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and the seat of the Manawatu-Wanganui region. To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palmerston North trip planning app .

Getting from Clifton to Palmerston North by car takes about 3 hours. October in Palmerston North sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll set off for Castlepoint on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Palmerston North

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Castlepoint

Castlepoint ©
Castlepoint is a small beachside town on the Wairarapa coast of the Wellington Region of New Zealand. Stonehenge Aotearoa has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Fri), see the sky in a new way at Stonehenge Aotearoa.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Castlepoint trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palmerston North to Castlepoint takes 2.5 hours. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pirinoa.

Things to do in Castlepoint

Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Stonehenge Aotearoa
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Stonehenge Aotearoa ©
Stonehenge Aotearoa

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Pirinoa

Pirinoa
To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pirinoa journey planning site .

Getting from Castlepoint to Pirinoa by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Pirinoa are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off toWellington.

Things to do in Pirinoa

Wineries Shopping
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Wellington

Wellington
Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wellington Wind Turbine as well as Pinnacles Track. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, get great views at Mount Victoria, take in nature's colorful creations at Wellington Botanic Garden, and take a memorable ride with Wellington Cable Car.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Wellington tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Pirinoa to Wellington takes 1.5 hours. In October in Wellington, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Wellington

Trails Parks Nature
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Nelson

Nelson ©
Put on your shades to enjoy the sights of Nelson, one of the sunniest cities in New Zealand.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): examine the collection at Nelson Provincial Museum, don't miss a visit to Centre of New Zealand, then stroll around Founders Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Pro Karts.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nelson driving holiday planning website .

Traveling by flight from Wellington to Nelson takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kaiteriteri.

Things to do in Nelson

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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Founders Park ©
Founders Park
Nelson Provincial Museum ©
Nelson Provincial Museum
Centre of New Zealand ©
Centre of New Zealand

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Kaiteriteri

Kaiteriteri ©
Split Apple Rock has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): sample the tasty concoctions at Hop Federation, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaiteriteri Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Split Apple Rock.

Plan a trip to Kaiteriteri easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Nelson to Kaiteriteri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Abel Tasman National Park.

Things to do in Kaiteriteri

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Hop Federation
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Split Apple Rock ©
Split Apple Rock
Hop Federation ©
Hop Federation

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Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park
Pristine blue water, immaculate white sand, and a thick, temperate rainforest make Abel Tasman National Park a natural jewel on the northern coast of Tasmania's South Island.
Plan my day in Abel Tasman National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Abel Tasman National Park is very close to Kaiteriteri. You'll set off for Puponga on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Abel Tasman National Park

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Puponga

Puponga
For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Puponga trip itinerary builder app .

Explore your travel options from Abel Tasman National Park to Puponga with the Route module. On the 7th (Mon), you're off toTakaka.

Things to do in Puponga

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Takaka

Takaka ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): experience rural life at Anatoki Salmon, hike along The Grove Scenic Reserve, then hike along Rawhiti Cave Track, then explore the activities along Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), and finally stroll through Pupu Hydro Walkway. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Farewell Spit Nature Experience, then look for gifts at Rosy Glow Chocolate, and then ride a horse along Hack'n Stay Golden Bay.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Takaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Puponga to Takaka takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kahurangi National Park.

Things to do in Takaka

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Collingwood, The Grove Scenic Reserve, Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
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The Grove Scenic Reserve ©
The Grove Scenic Reserve

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Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park
To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kahurangi National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Takaka to Kahurangi National Park. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toSaint Arnaud.

Things to do in Kahurangi National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Saint Arnaud

Saint Arnaud
Saint Arnaud is a small alpine village located in the north of New Zealand's South Island, west of the mountains of the Saint Arnaud Range and 90 kilometres southwest of Nelson near the historic Tophouse Settlement. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Rotoiti.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Saint Arnaud road trip app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kahurangi National Park to Saint Arnaud. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Saint Arnaud

Parks Nature
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Westport

Westport
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Westport trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Saint Arnaud to Westport takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Greymouth on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Greymouth

Greymouth
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Greymouth trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Westport to Greymouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Hokitika on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Hokitika

Hokitika ©
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Hokitika Gorge Walk, head outdoors with Glow Worm Dell, and then view the masterpieces at Wilderness Gallery.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Hokitika vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Greymouth to Hokitika in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Fox Glacier.

Things to do in Hokitika

Outdoors Shopping Parks
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Wilderness Gallery ©
Wilderness Gallery
Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Glow Worm Dell ©
Glow Worm Dell

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Fox Glacier

Fox Glacier
A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fox Glacier road trip site .

Getting from Hokitika to Fox Glacier by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Wanaka on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Fox Glacier

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
You've now added Roys Peak Track to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll through Roys Peak Track, then fly down the slopes at Cardrona Alpine Resort, and then pause for some photo ops at Wanaka War Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Rippon Vineyard, get your game on at Puzzling World, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Discover how to plan a Wanaka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Fox Glacier to Wanaka in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cardrona Alpine Resort
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Cardrona Alpine  Resort ©
Cardrona Alpine Resort
Roys Peak Track ©
Roys Peak Track
Wanaka War Memorial ©
Wanaka War Memorial

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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally contemplate the long history of Fallen Soldiers Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre, then have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip itinerary app .

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cromwell.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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Cromwell

Cromwell
Cromwell is a town in Central Otago in the Otago region of New Zealand.Cromwell is between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8 leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): do a tasting at Wooing Tree Vineyard.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cromwell trip itinerary website .

Getting from Queenstown to Cromwell by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Invercargill.

Things to do in Cromwell

Wineries
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Invercargill

Invercargill ©
Invercargill is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waipapa Point Lighthouse. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): examine the collection at Bill Richardson Transport World, visit a coastal fixture at Waipapa Point Lighthouse, and then get engrossed in the history at E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Invercargill trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cromwell to Invercargill takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Curio Bay.

Things to do in Invercargill

Museums Historic Sites
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Bill Richardson Transport World ©
Bill Richardson Transport World
Waipapa Point Lighthouse ©
Waipapa Point Lighthouse

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Curio Bay

Curio Bay ©
On the 16th (Wed), get your bearings at Waikawa Museum and Information Centre, then head outdoors with Curio Bay, and then don't miss a visit to Slope Point.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Curio Bay trip itinerary app .

Drive from Invercargill to Curio Bay in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Curio Bay

Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Waikawa, Waikawa Museum and Information Centre
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Curio Bay ©
Curio Bay
Slope Point ©
Slope Point
Waikawa Museum and Information Centre ©

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Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Larnach Castle & Gardens and then see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Dunedin trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Curio Bay to Dunedin in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oamaru.

Things to do in Dunedin

Museums Historic Sites
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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

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Oamaru

Oamaru ©
On the 17th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Oamaru Public Gardens.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Oamaru visit planner.

Getting from Dunedin to Oamaru by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Oamaru

Parks
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Oamaru Public Gardens ©
Oamaru Public Gardens

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Mt. Cook Village

Mt. Cook Village ©
Siting under towering peaks of New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stroll through Governors Bush Walk, stroll through Hooker Valley Track, and then get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): explore the activities along Lake Pukaki, stroll through Kea Point Track, then stroll through Glencoe Walk, and finally look and learn at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mt. Cook Village visit planner.

You can drive from Oamaru to Mt. Cook Village in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Tekapo.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Lake Pukaki
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Aoraki/Mt. Cook ©
Aoraki/Mt. Cook
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Kea Point Track ©
Kea Point Track

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Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Mount John University Observatory, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Good Shepherd, then appreciate the history behind Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue, and finally explore the activities along Lake Tekapo.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lake Tekapo trip website .

You can drive from Mt. Cook Village to Lake Tekapo in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Timaru.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Tekapo
Lake Tekapo
The Church of the Good Shepherd ©
The Church of the Good Shepherd
Mount John University Observatory ©
Mount John University Observatory

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Timaru

Timaru
Timaru is a port city in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand, located 157 kilometres southwest of Christchurch and about 196 kilometres northeast of Dunedin on the eastern Pacific coast of the South Island. To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Timaru trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lake Tekapo to Timaru in 1.5 hours. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toAkaroa.

Things to do in Timaru

Parks Museums Wildlife
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Akaroa

The French heritage and colonial architecture of Akaroa has broad appeal to anthropologists, historians, architects--and just about anyone with an eye for beautiful, historical buildings and a palate for fine dining.
When in Akaroa, make a side trip to see Little River Gallery in Little River, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and admire the natural beauty at The Giant's House.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Akaroa online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Timaru to Akaroa in 3 hours. In October in Akaroa, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Christchurch.

Things to do in Akaroa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Little River Gallery
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Little River Gallery ©
Little River Gallery
Swim with Dolphins

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Christchurch

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Christchurch trip maker website .

Drive from Akaroa to Christchurch in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Christchurch sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. You will leave for Kaikoura on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Kaikoura

Kaikoura ©
Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): trek along Ohau Stream Walk and then hike along Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kaikoura trip builder .

Getting from Christchurch to Kaikoura by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Blenheim.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Trails Parks Outdoors
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Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway ©
Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway
Ohau Stream Walk ©
Ohau Stream Walk

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Blenheim

Blenheim
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Blenheim itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Kaikoura to Blenheim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Blenheim, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Blenheim

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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