16 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Fly to Hokitika, Bus to Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier
— 2 nights
Te Anau
— 4 nights
— 4 nights
— 4 nights


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 identify plant and animal life 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 Doubtful Sound. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mitre Peak, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Punanga Manu o Te Anau.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Te Anau online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Fox Glacier to Te Anau in 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Queenstown.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trip
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Queenstown — 4 nights

Shallow Bay

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 The Remarkables Ski Area and Queenstown Golf Club. Step out of Queenstown to go to Gibbston and see Chard Farm Winery, which is approximately 30 minutes away. On the 26th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Coronet Peak Ski Resort. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, view the masterpieces at Queenstown Arts Centre, and do a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing website.

You can take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rotorua.
Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
Side Trip
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Rotorua — 4 nights

Sulphur City

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. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, witness a stunning natural landmark at Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and learn about winemaking at Volcanic Hills Winery.

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Getting from Queenstown to Rotorua by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Rotorua, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Parks · Spas · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip
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New Zealand travel guide

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.