4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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4 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Oamaru
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dunedin
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Te Anau
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
4
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Christchurch

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Oamaru

Oamaru ©
On the 11th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Presence on Harbour and then don't miss a visit to Moeraki Boulders Beach.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Oamaru trip itinerary builder website .

Christchurch to Oamaru is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dunedin.

Things to do in Oamaru

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Presence on Harbour ©
Presence on Harbour
Moeraki Boulders Beach ©
Moeraki Boulders Beach

1
night
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
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.
On the 12th (Tue), examine the collection at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, then steep yourself in history at Olveston Historic Home, then admire the natural beauty at Dunedin Botanic Garden, and finally explore the historical opulence of Larnach Castle & Gardens.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dunedin visit planner.

You can drive from Oamaru to Dunedin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Te Anau.

Things to do in Dunedin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Olveston Historic Home ©
Olveston Historic Home

1
night
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): hike along Gertrude Saddle and then contemplate the waterfront views at Milford Sound.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Te Anau online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Dunedin to Te Anau in 5.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Gertrude Saddle ©
Gertrude Saddle

1
night
Queenstown

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then get your game on at Skyline Queenstown.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Queenstown road trip site .

Take a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Spas

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