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Old 15-08-2017, 02:20 PM   #1576
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Can consider staying one night at arthur pass instead of greymouth

Other than that looks ok

I still rmb i caught the first amazing spiderman at greymouth
Thanks!
Good idea... I may just skip greymount if staying at arthur pass

U worked/studied in new zealand? How come watch movie there?

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Old 15-08-2017, 02:38 PM   #1577
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Jus spent one night there before lor... nth to do and that movie just come out that time then go watch...

Arthur pass also got some tracks u can do... look at temple basin or the devil punchbowl waterfall...
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Old 15-08-2017, 04:13 PM   #1578
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Jus spent one night there before lor... nth to do and that movie just come out that time then go watch...

Arthur pass also got some tracks u can do... look at temple basin or the devil punchbowl waterfall...
Icic

I only scared waterfall not much water, coz i going in nov, snow from mountains may not have melted. But yah, will still go walk walk ard arthur pass
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Old 15-08-2017, 07:24 PM   #1579
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I only scared waterfall not much water, coz i going in nov, snow from mountains may not have melted. But yah, will still go walk walk ard arthur pass
u can check out the department of conservation website for brochures for various tracks at various places... very informative... nz is a heaven for hikers...

arthur's pass beside temple basin and devil's punchbowl still got 1 or 2 other nice tracks... the problem is not nth to choose but is hard to choose cuz u got limited time but all nice views
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Old 15-08-2017, 08:11 PM   #1580
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u can check out the department of conservation website for brochures for various tracks at various places... very informative... nz is a heaven for hikers...

arthur's pass beside temple basin and devil's punchbowl still got 1 or 2 other nice tracks... the problem is not nth to choose but is hard to choose cuz u got limited time but all nice views
Hahaaa.. Yah, too many nice places and not enuf time.
I feel that i am doing a touch-and-go covering only the main attractions at each place. But at the same time, i dun wan to skip some of those places coz all looks amazing >_<
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Old 16-08-2017, 12:14 AM   #1581
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Is 1350 to chc consider expensive at end Nov to near mid December.? Nz airline. Almost a week back they still had promotion price at 1150 like that. Sadded.
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Old 16-08-2017, 11:56 AM   #1582
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Is 1350 to chc consider expensive at end Nov to near mid December.? Nz airline. Almost a week back they still had promotion price at 1150 like that. Sadded.
Very expensive...
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Old 16-08-2017, 12:23 PM   #1583
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Very expensive...
So what is cheap. That's the cheapest I see now.
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Old 16-08-2017, 04:34 PM   #1584
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So what is cheap. That's the cheapest I see now.
Promo price $850 per pax.
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Old 16-08-2017, 07:13 PM   #1585
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Promo price $850 per pax.
Seriouslee?

Which airline? Don't tell me Jetstar.
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Old 17-08-2017, 08:33 PM   #1586
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Hihi,
i am travelling to new zealand with my 2 primary school kids. please give me your valuable advise if my iternary looks ok. thanks!

North Island
4-Nov Arrive Auckland(11am) > Rorotua
5-Nov Rorotua
6-Nov Rorotua > Hobbiton > Glowworm Cave
7-Nov Rorotua>Auckland>Queenstown
South Island
8-Nov Queenstown> Glenochy > Arrowtown
9-Nov Queenstown > Te Anau> Milfound Sound
10-Nov Te Anau > Lake Tekapo
11-Nov Lake Tekapo > Mount Cook
12-Nov Lake Tekapo > Akaroa/Christchurch
13-Nov Christchurch > Kaikoura
14-Nov Kaikoura > Hokitika
15-Nov Franz Josef and Fox Glacier
16-Nov Wanaka
17-Nov Wanaka
18-Nov Wanaka> Queenstown > Auckland
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Hi TS, how much did you spend in total?
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Old 20-08-2017, 12:38 PM   #1588
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Hi, need lots of help as this is our first time to New Zealand South Island. Going in April 2018. Thanks for all the previous replies.

Day 1:
- Arrive at CHC, drive to Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
- Sleep at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
Day 2:
- Tour Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
- Sleep at same place as Night 1 (Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area)
Day 3:
- Photoshoot at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
- Night shoot at Lake Tekapo
- Sleep at same place as Night 1 (Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area)
Day 4:
- Drive to Queenstown. Photoshoot at Lake Wanaka along the way. Photoshoot at Queenstown.
- Sleep at Queenstown
Day 5:
- Queenstown
- Sleep at Queesntown
Day 6:
- Queenstown
- Sleep at Queesntown
Day 7:
- Drive to Te Anau
- Sleep at Te Anau
Day 8:
- Milford Sound
- Sleep at Te Anau
Day 9:
- Drive to Fox Glacier via Haast Pass (?)
- Sleep at Fox Glacier
Day 10:
- Tour Fox Glacier, Lake Matheson
- Sleep at Fox Glacier
Day 11:
- Drive to CHC via Arthur's Pass (?)
- Sleep at CHC
Day 12:
- CHC
- Sleep at CHC
Day 13:
- Depart CHC

How is the above itinerary?

Have some further queries:

Q1. For Night 1 accommodation at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area, I looked at Google maps and saw Twizel. Is this a suitable place to stay, considering:
a. Day 2: - Tour Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
b. Day 3: - Photoshoot at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area. - Night shoot at Lake Tekapo
c. Day 4: - Drive to Queenstown (if sleep at Tekapo then this drive will take even longer and some time is lost.)
Any alternatives to Twizel?

Q2. For Day 9, possible to drive from Te Anau to Fox Glacier (>6 hours)? Or better to sleep somewhere in between like Wanaka?

Q3: For Day 11, drive from Fox Glacier to CHC via Arthur's Pass (>6 hours). Is it better to stop and sleep somewhere in between (forgo touring CHC on Day 12), if so where?

Thanks!
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Old 21-08-2017, 10:03 AM   #1589
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Q1. For Night 1 accommodation at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area, I looked at Google maps and saw Twizel. Is this a suitable place to stay, considering:
a. Day 2: - Tour Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area
b. Day 3: - Photoshoot at Lake Tekapo/Pukaki area. - Night shoot at Lake Tekapo
Don't forget to check the moonphase before buying ticket.
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Old 21-08-2017, 12:15 PM   #1590
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Don't forget to check the moonphase before buying ticket.
Check moonphase?
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