Destination guide – New Zealand

 

MUST DO:

  • Waitomo glowworms
  • Tongariro Crossing hike
  • Abel Tasman beaches and hike
  • Cook National Park hike and the views from Lake Pukaki
  • Road trip, and stop in so many great spots: lush hills in the North Island, Huka Falls, Punakaiki pancake rocks, Blue Pools, Lake Tekapo, etc.

NICE TO HAVE:

  • Auckland
  • Geothermal parks in and around Rotorua
  • Fox Glacier hike (probably a must do if you manage to do the heli hike)
  • Milford Sound cruise
  • Queenstown city walks and Ben Lomond hike

PENDING:

  • Bay of Islands beaches and cruise
  • Hobbiton
  • Christchurch and the Transalpine railway
  • Wellington
  • More hikes: Routeburn Wanaka, etc.

MIN TIME:

  • 2 weeks

GETTING AROUND:

  • Rental car or RV
  • Flight between islands (more convenient and cheaper than crossing the rental car)

DIARIES:

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