6 days in Queenstown, Mt. Cook Village & Christchurch Itinerary

6 days in Queenstown, Mt. Cook Village & Christchurch Itinerary

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Queenstown
— 1 night
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Mt. Cook Village
— 1 night
3
Christchurch
— 1 night

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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 24th (Tue): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thenpush the limits with an extreme tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Fallen Soldiers Memorial. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens, thenhave some family-friendly fun at Fear Factory Queenstown, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown.

For photos and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown attractions planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Queenstown is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Singapore to Queenstown due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Mt. Cook Village.

Things to do in Queenstown

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Zipline

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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 26th (Thu): get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, trek along Hooker Valley Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kea Point Track.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mt. Cook Village trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Queenstown to Mt. Cook Village takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Mt. Cook Village

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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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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Christchurch

Christchurch ©
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
On the 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Canterbury Museum, pause for some photo ops at Diminish and Ascend, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Christchurch Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Christchurch online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Mt. Cook Village to Christchurch in 4 hours. In December in Christchurch, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks Museums
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Christchurch Botanic Gardens ©
Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Museum ©
Canterbury Museum

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