Itinerary: South Island, NZ

Itinerary: South Island, NZ

South Island, New Zealand

Our New Zealand trip started out on the beautiful South Island. It was difficult not to fall in love with the rapidly changing scenery that kept every drive exciting. When we return to New Zealand, I know we will spend significantly more time exploring the South Island- there is so much more to see! This itinerary gave us a good taste of what the South Island has to offer and we can’t wait for the next trip.

Day Time Activity Food Lodging
Friday Evening Flight to LAX 2PM

Land LAX 5:17PM

Flight LAX 8:55PM

Saturday Day Crossing the international date line


Morning Land AKL 6:45AM

Flight AKL 8:40AM

Land ZQN 10:35AM

Afternoon Check into Airbnb

AJ Hackett Bungy Jump






Evening Explore Queenstown Taco Medic

Speight’s Ale House

Monday Morning Tiki Trail On hike (pack)  




Afternoon Queenstown Wine Trail Tour Gibbston Cheesery
Evening Blue Kanu

Patagonia Ice Cream



Morning Pick up car Patagonia  




Afternoon Drive to Mt Cook Fergbakery
Evening Hike Hooker Valley Trail
Check into Airbnb


Morning Drive to Tekapo

Drive to Fairlie

Fairlie Bakehouse  





Afternoon Drive to Christchurch
Botanical Gardens
High life
Evening Check into Airbnb


Morning Drive to Kaikoura Copenhagen Bakery  





Afternoon Peninsula hike Kaikoura Seafood BBQ Kiosk
Evening Check into Airbnb

Explore Kaikoura

The Top Shop


Morning Drive to Picton

Picton Ferry at 10:45 AM



Read the full trip details here!


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