14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

14 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Christchurch
— 1 night
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Geraldine
— 1 night
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Lake Tekapo
— 1 night
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Oamaru
— 1 night
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Moeraki
— 1 night
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Dunedin
— 2 nights
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Kaka Point
— 1 night
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Papatowai
— 2 nights
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Kingston
— 1 night
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Arrowtown
— 1 night
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Queenstown
— 1 night

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Christchurch

Christchurch ©

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Cookie Time Factory Shop as well as Margaret Mahy Family Playground. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Margaret Mahy Family Playground.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Christchurch. In October in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sun) before leaving for Geraldine.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cookie Time Factory Shop
4.1

1
night
Geraldine

Geraldine
Geraldine or Heratini is a town in the Canterbury Region on the South Island of New Zealand. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Talbot Forest Scenic Reserve, then examine the collection at The Giant Jersey, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Peel Forest Park Scenic Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Geraldine holiday app.

Getting from Christchurch to Geraldine by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You will leave for Lake Tekapo on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Geraldine

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

1
night
Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo ©
Located in a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve, Lake Tekapo offers evenings of stargazing and days of long walks.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lake Pukaki as well as Tekapo Springs. On the 19th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Gem Alpaca Stud, then trek along Mount John Summit Circuit Track, then boost your wellbeing at Tekapo Springs, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Pukaki.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Lake Tekapo travel route planner.

You can drive from Geraldine to Lake Tekapo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oamaru.

Things to do in Lake Tekapo

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Spas

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Must see
Gem Alpaca Stud
4.8
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Water Body
Lake Pukaki
4.8
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Thermal Spa
Tekapo Springs
3.8

1
night
Oamaru

Oamaru ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitestone Cheese as well as Elephant Rocks. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Elephant Rocks and then learn the secrets of production at Whitestone Cheese.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oamaru attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Lake Tekapo to Oamaru takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Moeraki.

Things to do in Oamaru

Parks · Trails · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Factory Tour
Whitestone Cheese
4.4
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Landmark
Elephant Rocks
4.3

1
night
Moeraki

Moeraki ©
Moeraki is a small fishing village on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Shag Point Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Matanaka Farm Building, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Waikouaiti Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve, and finally enjoy the sea views from Katiki Point Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Moeraki travel planner.

Drive from Oamaru to Moeraki in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dunedin.

Things to do in Moeraki

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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Historic Walking Area
Waikouaiti Beach
5.0

2
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©

Edinburgh of the South

With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dunedin Chinese Garden as well as Tunnel Beach Track. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): trek along Sandfly Bay Track, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tunnel Beach Track, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aramoana Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Karitane Beach, hike along Huriawa Pa Walk, and then admire the natural beauty at Dunedin Chinese Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dunedin visit planner.

You can drive from Moeraki to Dunedin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Kaka Point on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
Aramoana Beach
4.8

1
night
Kaka Point

Kaka Point ©
Kaka Point is a small settlement at the northern edge of The Catlins, an area of the southern South Island of New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Nugget Point/Tokata Walks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kaka Point trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Dunedin to Kaka Point by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Papatowai.

Things to do in Kaka Point

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hiking Trail
Tunnel Hill
4.0

2
nights
Papatowai

Papatowai ©
Papatowai is a small settlement in the Catlins ward of the Clutha District of the southeastern South Island of New Zealand. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cathedral Caves Walk as well as Purakaunui Bay. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): cruise along Florence Hill Lookout and then explore the fascinating underground world of Cathedral Caves Walk. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Purakaunui Bay.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Papatowai trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kaka Point to Papatowai in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kingston.

Things to do in Papatowai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Scenic Drive
Florence Hill Lookout
4.6

1
night
Kingston

Kingston ©
Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu, just north of the border of Otago and Southland, in New Zealand's South Island. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): view the masterpieces at Craft Keepers and then relax in the rural setting at Real Country.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kingston road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Papatowai to Kingston in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 28th (Wed), you're off to Arrowtown.

Things to do in Kingston

Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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Art Gallery
Craft Keepers
5.0

1
night
Arrowtown

Arrowtown
To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Arrowtown holiday builder website.

You can drive from Kingston to Arrowtown in an hour. Another option is to drive. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Queenstown.

Things to do in Arrowtown

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

1
night
Queenstown

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 29th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Queenstown sightseeing planner.

Queenstown is very close to Arrowtown. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park
4.3
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Wildlife Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park
4.3

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