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u have pics of isthmus n rob roy?

Rob Roy
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Lake Hawea from Isthmus Peak
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Need help with 13 days itinerary

Hihi! Need help with my itinerary
I'm 4.5 months pregnant, so lots of activities I won't be doing but I'm okay with trails or long walk. Please let me know which are the area I need to extend our stay. We are renting campervan, picking from CHC, return also CHC.
Also I have a question, how to get to Mt Cook? The Heli ride will start from FJG?
Also any recommendation for farm visit and chillax places?

Day 1 - Arrive at 12.55pm.
Buy get the Spark (recommended, 1gb $24) or vodafone travel sim
(3gb - $49), (8GB - $88)
Pick up car at 1.30pm and drive to super market


4pm Drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (3 to 4 hours drive)
Nice cafeteria - Geraldine (serve burgers)
8pm - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Food recommendation - Pepe’s Pizza, Salmon Pasta and pizza (pizza might be too salty for sg)


Day 2 - Lake Tekapo to Arrowtown (3.5 hrs drive)
What to eat and do in Arrowtown

Day 3 - Arrowtown to Queentown (30mins)
Try FERGBURGER in Queenstown!
Day 4 -5pm leave Queentown to Te Anau (2 Hours via Te Anau)

Day 5 - 6.00 am leave Te Anau to Mildford sound (2 Hours)
Leave at 4pm Milford Sound to Te Anau (2hours)
Day 6 - Te Anau to Wanaka (4hours)
Day 7 - Wanaka (maybe can skip 1 day stay at wanaka as we won't be hiking.)
Day 8 - Wanaka to to Haast (2.5 hours) Rest a bit
Drive from Haast to FJG (2hours)

Day 9 - FJG
Day 10 FJG to Hokitika Gorge (3.5hrs)

Day 11 -
Day 12 - Hokitika Gorge to Arthur’s Pass (2.5hours)
Day 13 - Arthur’s pass to Christchurch (2 to 3 hours)
Return car at 4.30pm
Day 14 - Must reach airport at 0400am
Flight departure at 06.15
 
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What do you mean by how to get to mount cook? If you meant aoraki/mt cook village then you can easily drive there from lake tekapo down SH8. I drove from CHC to aoraki in 4h, if you start from tekapo it should take around 1h+
 

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Hihi! Need help with my itinerary
I'm 4.5 months pregnant, so lots of activities I won't be doing but I'm okay with trails or long walk. Please let me know which are the area I need to extend our stay. We are renting campervan, picking from CHC, return also CHC.
Also I have a question, how to get to Mt Cook? The Heli ride will start from FJG?
Also any recommendation for farm visit and chillax places?

Day 1 - Arrive at 12.55pm.
Buy get the Spark (recommended, 1gb $24) or vodafone travel sim
(3gb - $49), (8GB - $88)
Pick up car at 1.30pm and drive to super market


4pm Drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (3 to 4 hours drive)
Nice cafeteria - Geraldine (serve burgers)
8pm - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Food recommendation - Pepe’s Pizza, Salmon Pasta and pizza (pizza might be too salty for sg)


Day 2 - Lake Tekapo to Arrowtown (3.5 hrs drive)
What to eat and do in Arrowtown

Day 3 - Arrowtown to Queentown (30mins)
Try FERGBURGER in Queenstown!
Day 4 -5pm leave Queentown to Te Anau (2 Hours via Te Anau)

Day 5 - 6.00 am leave Te Anau to Mildford sound (2 Hours)
Leave at 4pm Milford Sound to Te Anau (2hours)
Day 6 - Te Anau to Wanaka (4hours)
Day 7 - Wanaka (maybe can skip 1 day stay at wanaka as we won't be hiking.)
Day 8 - Wanaka to to Haast (2.5 hours) Rest a bit
Drive from Haast to FJG (2hours)

Day 9 - FJG
Day 10 FJG to Hokitika Gorge (3.5hrs)

Day 11 -
Day 12 - Hokitika Gorge to Arthur’s Pass (2.5hours)
Day 13 - Arthur’s pass to Christchurch (2 to 3 hours)
Return car at 4.30pm
Day 14 - Must reach airport at 0400am
Flight departure at 06.15
i have been to cromwell instead of arrowtown is a good place to chill and lunch too...

cromwell has an old town area where the cafes will be, the old town area is also infront of the lake... lunch liao can jus walk around...

it's also "more middle" than arrowtown as a pitstop between tekapo and QS...

u r planning to jus sit in the heli over FJG, or will do the ice hike as well?

tekapo's mt john has a cafe on top too... u can drive up... cafe chill and enjoy views...
 
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quite good weather... hopefully when i do it it'll be fine too...

wad camera u use?

i'll jus be using hp

Weather was good during my trip, only experience 3 days of rain out of the 22 days I was there.

Photos were taken with my phone zuk z1
 

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Hihi! Need help with my itinerary
I'm 4.5 months pregnant, so lots of activities I won't be doing but I'm okay with trails or long walk. Please let me know which are the area I need to extend our stay. We are renting campervan, picking from CHC, return also CHC.
Also I have a question, how to get to Mt Cook? The Heli ride will start from FJG?
Also any recommendation for farm visit and chillax places?

Day 1 - Arrive at 12.55pm.
Buy get the Spark (recommended, 1gb $24) or vodafone travel sim
(3gb - $49), (8GB - $88)
Pick up car at 1.30pm and drive to super market


4pm Drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (3 to 4 hours drive)
Nice cafeteria - Geraldine (serve burgers)
8pm - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Food recommendation - Pepe’s Pizza, Salmon Pasta and pizza (pizza might be too salty for sg)


Day 2 - Lake Tekapo to Arrowtown (3.5 hrs drive)
What to eat and do in Arrowtown

Day 3 - Arrowtown to Queentown (30mins)
Try FERGBURGER in Queenstown!
Day 4 -5pm leave Queentown to Te Anau (2 Hours via Te Anau)

Day 5 - 6.00 am leave Te Anau to Mildford sound (2 Hours)
Leave at 4pm Milford Sound to Te Anau (2hours)
Day 6 - Te Anau to Wanaka (4hours)
Day 7 - Wanaka (maybe can skip 1 day stay at wanaka as we won't be hiking.)
Day 8 - Wanaka to to Haast (2.5 hours) Rest a bit
Drive from Haast to FJG (2hours)

Day 9 - FJG
Day 10 FJG to Hokitika Gorge (3.5hrs)

Day 11 -
Day 12 - Hokitika Gorge to Arthur’s Pass (2.5hours)
Day 13 - Arthur’s pass to Christchurch (2 to 3 hours)
Return car at 4.30pm
Day 14 - Must reach airport at 0400am
Flight departure at 06.15


TBH, FERGBURGER in Queenstown is overhyped lol.. I think fat boys in SG tastes better.

All the steaks in NZ will hardly go wrong one lol...

I think you meant taking the $500 30 mins heli-ride from FJG to mount Cook and back? Actually when u go from Lake Tepako to Arrowhead, you can stay at Mount Cook instead. (Personally, I liked the stay there)
 

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Day 1, arrive Christchurch 0930, pick up car from apex (10 days rental @ 650 for a 2015 corolla, previously intended to rent from JUCY but saw quite abit of negative review, so went ahead with Apex) Drive to Warwicks farmstay and stay for 1 night

Day 2, drive to oamaru for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin colony and café hopping etc

Day 3 , drive to Dunedin for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin watch and moeraki boulders etc

Day 4, drive to Te Anau for 1 night stay at top 10 holiday park Te Anau, night trip to see glow-worm, next day half-day tour to milford sound

Day 5, drive to queenstown after milford sound

Day 6, queenstown to arrowhead, Wanaka, and nearby sites

Day 7, winter festival @ queenstown!!!

Day 8, drive to twizel for Airbnb stay, driving up to mount cook in the day

Day 9, Lake Tekapo for 1 night stay, relax in Airbnb which offers excellent star gazing apartment

Day 10, 1 night stay at Christchurch, relax

Day 11, morning flight back to SGP

total booking damage (flight 2800, car 650, accommodation 1271) 4721

Price ok ma? Reasonable?
 

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Day 1, arrive Christchurch 0930, pick up car from apex (10 days rental @ 650 for a 2015 corolla, previously intended to rent from JUCY but saw quite abit of negative review, so went ahead with Apex) Drive to Warwicks farmstay and stay for 1 night

Day 2, drive to oamaru for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin colony and café hopping etc

Day 3 , drive to Dunedin for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin watch and moeraki boulders etc

Day 4, drive to Te Anau for 1 night stay at top 10 holiday park Te Anau, night trip to see glow-worm, next day half-day tour to milford sound

Day 5, drive to queenstown after milford sound

Day 6, queenstown to arrowhead, Wanaka, and nearby sites

Day 7, winter festival @ queenstown!!!

Day 8, drive to twizel for Airbnb stay, driving up to mount cook in the day

Day 9, Lake Tekapo for 1 night stay, relax in Airbnb which offers excellent star gazing apartment

Day 10, 1 night stay at Christchurch, relax

Day 11, morning flight back to SGP

total booking damage (flight 2800, car 650, accommodation 1271) 4721

Price ok ma? Reasonable?
Flight $2800 is for one pax..?

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Hihi! Need help with my itinerary
I'm 4.5 months pregnant, so lots of activities I won't be doing but I'm okay with trails or long walk. Please let me know which are the area I need to extend our stay. We are renting campervan, picking from CHC, return also CHC.
Also I have a question, how to get to Mt Cook? The Heli ride will start from FJG?
Also any recommendation for farm visit and chillax places?

Day 1 - Arrive at 12.55pm.
Buy get the Spark (recommended, 1gb $24) or vodafone travel sim
(3gb - $49), (8GB - $88)
Pick up car at 1.30pm and drive to super market


4pm Drive from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (3 to 4 hours drive)
Nice cafeteria - Geraldine (serve burgers)
8pm - Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo
Food recommendation - Pepe’s Pizza, Salmon Pasta and pizza (pizza might be too salty for sg)


Day 2 - Lake Tekapo to Arrowtown (3.5 hrs drive)
What to eat and do in Arrowtown

Day 3 - Arrowtown to Queentown (30mins)
Try FERGBURGER in Queenstown!
Day 4 -5pm leave Queentown to Te Anau (2 Hours via Te Anau)

Day 5 - 6.00 am leave Te Anau to Mildford sound (2 Hours)
Leave at 4pm Milford Sound to Te Anau (2hours)
Day 6 - Te Anau to Wanaka (4hours)
Day 7 - Wanaka (maybe can skip 1 day stay at wanaka as we won't be hiking.)
Day 8 - Wanaka to to Haast (2.5 hours) Rest a bit
Drive from Haast to FJG (2hours)

Day 9 - FJG
Day 10 FJG to Hokitika Gorge (3.5hrs)

Day 11 -
Day 12 - Hokitika Gorge to Arthur’s Pass (2.5hours)
Day 13 - Arthur’s pass to Christchurch (2 to 3 hours)
Return car at 4.30pm
Day 14 - Must reach airport at 0400am
Flight departure at 06.15

Assuming you flying in from Singapore, I think Day 1 can be tiring for the driver.
1. You will be driving a CV which you need to get use to.
2. Driving time need to estimate around 30% more since CV will be slower
3. NZ i think is ~4hrs ahead so you will start driving at 8pm SG time and arrive say past midnight. Also if you are traveling in winter the daylight is shorter so by 5PM will be dark liao

I think better play safe and rest in CHC for 1 night
 

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Day 1, arrive Christchurch 0930, pick up car from apex (10 days rental @ 650 for a 2015 corolla, previously intended to rent from JUCY but saw quite abit of negative review, so went ahead with Apex) Drive to Warwicks farmstay and stay for 1 night

Day 2, drive to oamaru for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin colony and café hopping etc

Day 3 , drive to Dunedin for 1 night Airbnb stay, penguin watch and moeraki boulders etc

Day 4, drive to Te Anau for 1 night stay at top 10 holiday park Te Anau, night trip to see glow-worm, next day half-day tour to milford sound

Day 5, drive to queenstown after milford sound

Day 6, queenstown to arrowhead, Wanaka, and nearby sites

Day 7, winter festival @ queenstown!!!

Day 8, drive to twizel for Airbnb stay, driving up to mount cook in the day

Day 9, Lake Tekapo for 1 night stay, relax in Airbnb which offers excellent star gazing apartment

Day 10, 1 night stay at Christchurch, relax

Day 11, morning flight back to SGP

total booking damage (flight 2800, car 650, accommodation 1271) 4721

Price ok ma? Reasonable?



Actually day 10 if got time can consider driving down to akaroa or even staying there. That place quite nice.
Flight price is reasonable if you tell me it's for 4pax..
 

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For those planning to go to NZ during the winter season, do remember that the days are short and the nights are long. Please don't drive too early in the morning as there could be black ice on the road.
 

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Hi All,

I am planning a 14 days self-drive south island trip in June 11-25. Below is my itinerary so far. Appreciate your advice and suggestions.

Day 1 - Arrive at 9.30am. Pick up car and drive to Hokitika. Stay for the night
Day 2 - (Blank, any inputs for this pls?)
Day 3 - (Blank, any inputs for this pls?)
Day 4 - Drive to FJG
Day 5 - Drive to Wanaka via Haast
Day 6 - Wanaka
Day 7 - Wanaka - Arrowtown - Queenstown
Day 8 - Queenstown
Day 9 - Day Tour to Milford Sound
Day 10 - QT to Lake Tekapo
Day 11 - Lake Tekapo / Mt John
Day 12 - Lake Tekapo to Christchurch
Day 13 - Day tour to Kaikoura
Day 14 - Back to SG

Hoping to catch the Southern Light at Lake Tekapo, so according to the moon phase, I should be at Lake Tekapo from Day 10 onwards.

I have 2 empty days at the beginning of the trip. Can anyone give me suggestion where should I go?

Also, is it recommended to drive a SUV in June? Or a sedan car is good enough.

Thanks in advance for your feedbacks!

you are going at winter season, it is the best time to try skiing at Queenstown. When you driving between Wanaka and Queenstown, you will most likely drive on the Crown Range Road. it is a beautiful scenic drive. However, make sure you plan ahead for that drive. Sometimes there are snowstorm and you can be stuck on the road. Towards Wanaka, you will pass by Cardona ski field or the famous Cardona pub.

Kaikoura - if you intend to go there, I suggest you read the maps properly. You do know that there was a big earthquake in kaikoura and that changed the whole landscape and roading towards Kaikoura
 

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Crown range Rd is windy as hell, and somewhat enjoyable to drive (once).
As for kaikoura, after the earthquake the town was cut off again due to landslides/mudslides after heavy showers. Do check the news and maps if you are heading there.

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Anyone can recommend a good car rental company?

I rented with Omega, it was cheaper than Apex when I rented. Pretty good and reliable, picking up and dropping off the car was a breeze as well. Also like the fact that it doesn't have any decals with comoany name/logo that show it is a rented car.
 

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please help with my itinerary

Hi guys,

i will be going New Zealand during early september for my honey moon trip. I will be staying there for about 13days and I need some feedback on my itinerary. My main focus is see the nature scenary and also some activity such as heliride, sky diving, milford sound cruise trip and bungie jump if budget allows..

Day 1:
Arrived at Christ church, drive to Hokitaka passing Castlehill and Arthur pass

Day 2:
Fox Glacier for heliride and also sight seeing

Day3:
Proceed south to wanaka(should i spend a day here or should i just proceed to Queenstown straight?) visit blue pools walk along the way

Day4:
Proceed to arrowtown before arriving at queenstown

Day5:
Te Nau tour and milford sound cruise, i wanna signed up a 12 hour tour for this( or should i drive down to te nau and drive my own way down for the cruise heard that the road here quite dangerous any advice?)

Day6:
last stay at queenstown would like to do skydiving here

Day7&8:
Drive to mt cook from queenstown and stay here for 2 night

Day9&10:
drive to lake tekapo and chill here for 2 night

day: 11 & 12 ???? dont know where to go already =(

Day 13 spend my last day exploring Christchurch and prepare for department back to sg


hope all the senior here can help haha sorry for my long post TYIA;)
 

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you can spend time in wanaka if u intend to do some short hikes... there are those that take up half or day or so only...

u shld spend more time in queenstown... skydive... ski... hikes... drive to various spots around queenstown for pics (e.g. glenorchy)
 

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Hi guys,

i will be going New Zealand during early september for my honey moon trip. I will be staying there for about 13days and I need some feedback on my itinerary. My main focus is see the nature scenary and also some activity such as heliride, sky diving, milford sound cruise trip and bungie jump if budget allows..

Day 1:
Arrived at Christ church, drive to Hokitaka passing Castlehill and Arthur pass

Day 2:
Fox Glacier for heliride and also sight seeing

Day3:
Proceed south to wanaka(should i spend a day here or should i just proceed to Queenstown straight?) visit blue pools walk along the way

Day4:
Proceed to arrowtown before arriving at queenstown

Day5:
Te Nau tour and milford sound cruise, i wanna signed up a 12 hour tour for this( or should i drive down to te nau and drive my own way down for the cruise heard that the road here quite dangerous any advice?)

Day6:
last stay at queenstown would like to do skydiving here

Day7&8:
Drive to mt cook from queenstown and stay here for 2 night

Day9&10:
drive to lake tekapo and chill here for 2 night

day: 11 & 12 ???? dont know where to go already =(

Day 13 spend my last day exploring Christchurch and prepare for department back to sg


hope all the senior here can help haha sorry for my long post TYIA;)


Would it be better to rent a campervan or just rent a car?

I checked renting a car for the entire trip would cost me 1k including insurance. Im renting from apex. Renting a campervan would cost me 1.7k from wilderness campervan but not inclusive of thorough insurance..
 
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