16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand Trip Planner
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Fly to Hokitika, Bus to Fox Glacier
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Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
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Te Anau
— 4 nights
Bus
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Queenstown
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rotorua
— 4 nights
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Fox Glacier — 2 nights

A trip to Fox Glacier brings you close to one of New Zealand's most easily accessible natural wonders.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fox Glacier Hiking Trails. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gillespies Beach and then trek along Fox Glacier Hiking Trails. On the next day, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore the striking landscape at Franz Josef Glacier, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at West Coast Wildlife Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fox Glacier trip maker app.

Singapore, Singapore to Fox Glacier is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Traveling from Singapore to Fox Glacier, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Te Anau.
Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches
Side Trip
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Te Anau — 4 nights

Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Step out of the city life by going to Milford Sound and Mitre Peak. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound, take in the pleasant sights at Punanga Manu o Te Anau, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Te Anau visit planner.

Take a bus from Fox Glacier to Te Anau in 10 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Queenstown.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Queenstown — 4 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Get in touch with nature at Coronet Peak and The Remarkables Ski Area. There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, learn about winemaking at Chard Farm Winery, play a few rounds at Queenstown Golf Club, and view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rotorua.
Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
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Rotorua — 4 nights

Surrounded by lakes and featuring impressive areas of geothermal landscape, the city of Rotorua offers an otherwordly landscape and a welcoming, peaceful environment, with the culture of the native Maori people very much in the foreground.
Get in touch with nature at Huka Falls Walkway and Rainbow Springs Nature Park. When in Rotorua, make a side trip to see Kinloch Beach in Taupo, approximately Taupo away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the natural beauty of Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and contemplate the long history of Tamaki Maori Village.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rotorua trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Queenstown to Rotorua in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Tue) before leaving for home.
Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip
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New Zealand travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.