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A  Christie Butterfield and 6 others answered · April 07, 2016

New Zealand: 2 Weeks in New Zealand

There is nothing in NZ that you won't love. I have been 3 times, for 2 weeks each time.  I would drive down the south coast by Kaikoura​ and inland to Lake Tekapo​ and Lake Pukaki​.  Wanaka​... See More

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A  Christie Butterfield and 5 others answered · October 11, 2015

New Zealand: Drive from Wellington to South Island?

I may differ in opinion from others, but to me, Queenstown​ is ok - but a bit touristy and I prefer other places in NZ, so I would include Kaikoura​ and down the coast, cut in to get to Tekapo and Pukaki.  I think that is spectacular.... See More

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A  Nardine Hunt and 5 others answered · September 15, 2015

New Zealand: What is the best city in New Zealand?

Abel Tasman National Park​ also, Marlborough​ sounds and any number of beautiful views, drives and walks. Alternatively the Queenstown​ & Wanaka​ area have a lot to offer, obviously the "adventure... See More

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A  Nardine Hunt and 6 others answered · September 04, 2015

New Zealand: Best underrated towns to visit in New Zealand?

​Fresh seafood in Kaikoura​ Kaikoura is my all time favorite though (see above photo's posted by Gita), it's not just about whale watching either, you can take a great coastal train ride to get there, go diving, eat great seafood, do the... See More

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A  Anna-Fee Schuller and 2 others answered · June 23, 2015

New Zealand: Best towns in New Zealand for a first timer?

I agree with Agnes.  On the South Island, Queenstown​​ is a popular destination, especially for younger people. It's considered to be the party and adventure capital of New Zealand (bungee jumping, canyoning, skydiving etc.). Also, you could... See More

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A  Melissa Curtis and 5 others answered · April 10, 2015

New Zealand: Traveling Alone in New Zealand

I went on my first solo trip to New Zealand​ exactly a year ago! But, since it was my first time, I used a tour company called G Adventures​. We had a small group (only 4 of us all travelling solo) and it was truly amazing. We did and... See More

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A  Nathaniel Boyle and 5 others answered · October 10, 2014

New Zealand: 1 week road trip across the South Island?

I agree with everything said so far. I'll add Abel Tasman National Park​ is a good place to take a camper overnight and do a day hike by the oceanside. From there, take the west coast highway along the dramatic coastline, stopping at Fox... See More

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A  Emily Meets World and 3 others answered · August 20, 2014

New Zealand: 3 weeks New Zealand backpacking - what to see? how much to budget?

NZ is beautiful - so much that you definitely can't fit it all in 3 weeks! The South Island is the most staggering in terms of scenery with Abel Tasman National Park​, Franz Josef Glacier​, Mount Cook​, Lake... See More

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A  Christie Butterfield and 7 others answered · August 06, 2014

New Zealand: 2 weeks in New Zealand

For stunning natural beauty, Lake Pukaki​ and Lake Tekapo​ in the South Island.  There is not much going on there, so make it a drive along the way.  Oamaru​has charming architecture - but again, a one day thing - not for days. ... See More

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A  Nicole Bass and 3 others answered · July 16, 2014

New Zealand: 21 days of November in a camper in New Zealand - where to go?

New Zealand is a beautiful place and there is so much to see and do. Definitely spend 4 weeks there if you are planning on doing both islands. The South Island definitely has a great range of landscape as well - lakes, mountains, plains, glaciers etc. Being from Christchurch,... See More

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