PLAN: 4 Weeks in New Zealand

As I said in my previous post travelling to Australia and New Zealand has been a dream of mine for years and finally I am getting to do it!

We are starting in New Zealand. We are spending 6 weeks in New Zealand first and flying over from Christchurch to Cairns in mid-October to complete 8 weeks in Australia. We are using Kiwi Experience hop on hop off bus service in New Zealand and hopefully this will make our lives much easier as we don’t have to use public transport and our transport is arranged for us. All we have to do is work out what day we are doing what, and when the next bus is.

As with Australia we don’t have exact days or length of stay yet planned we do have a ‘bucket list’ type list of places we are going to stop and see along the way.

Here’s where we plan to go:

  • Christchurch
  • Milford Sound
  • The Remarkables
  • Queenstown
  • Wanaka
  • Kaikoura
  • Paihia
  • Doubtful Sound
  • Roturua
  • Auckland
  • Hobbiton
  • Wellington
  • Bay of Islands
  • 90-mile Beach
  • Abel Tasman
  • Westport
  • Picton
  • Taupo
  • Hot Water Beach
  • Cathedral Cove
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Punakaiki

As New Zealand is a lot smaller than Australia we are actually managing to see nearly the entirety of the country in five weeks.

If anyone else is planning a similar trip or has taken a massive road trip, let me know and we can share stories!

S x


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  • David
    August 12, 2014 at 10:54 am

    Have a gander at my blog to offer up some nz trip ideas… Enjoy your trip!

  • TheTravelingUrbanite
    August 19, 2014 at 1:52 am

    Looking forward to reading about your travels in New Zealand! It’s on my list of places to go to!