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Old 11-07-2014, 09:30 AM   #461
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your 14days includes fly time?? I just went for to south island this june and we had 11.5 days after excluding flying time. we did the standard southern loop anti-clockwise by campervan and it was amazing!
day1 - CHC
day2 - collection of vehicle, CHC - greymouth (in the end not enough time we stayed at jackson's retreat near AP
day3 - Jackson's to franz (in the end freedom camped at bruce bay, amazing star gazing spot)
day4 - brucebay - wanaka
day5 - wanaka - te anau
day6 - milford tour
day7 - te anau - QT
day8 - QT actvities
day9 - QT - Mt cook
day10 - Mt cook - lake tekapo (personally i feel lake tekapo more chill but overrated by many reviews, but if not doing any hikings on mt cook, good to stay at tekapo instead)
day11 - tekapo to CHC

Although we travelled by campervan and many people will assume that you can cover more with a car. We hit the highway speed limit most of the time, so by assuming you can cover more with a car that would mean that you intend to speed.. It is an amazing place to take your time and drive slowly to enjoy the scenery, plus theres the speed limit for a reason.

One thing I would do if i were to go again is to take everything slower abit and add afew more days to make enjoy ourselves more. We were still rushing once in awhile with this itinerary and i would advice not to pack in more than what i have mentioned.

Driving in south island is much easier than driving in SG! it's the winter condition that you have to worry about, but i'm sure if you follow the traffic rules you'll be just fine.
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