21 days in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Franz Josef & Queenstown Itinerary

21 days in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu), Franz Josef & Queenstown Itinerary

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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Franz Josef
— 2 nights
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Franz Josef
— 2 nights
Drive
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Queenstown
— 14 nights

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Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hike along Kea Point Track, get outside with Aoraki/Mt. Cook, and then trek along Hooker Valley Track. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Glacier Explorers, trek along Glencoe Walk, then see the sky in a new way at Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre, and finally stroll through Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip builder website.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Childrens Museums

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Franz Josef

Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
You've now added Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks to your itinerary. On the 9th (Tue), stroll through Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, then hike along Terrace Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, and finally stroll through Hooker Valley Track. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Tatare Tunnels Walk, trek along Minnehaha Walk, trek along Moraine Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gillespies Beach, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Franz Josef online route planner.

Explore your travel options from Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) to Franz Josef with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

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Franz Josef

Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hike along Franz Josef Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sentinel Rock Walk, then explore the activities along Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Lake Matheson Walk, trek along Fox Glacier South Side Walk, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at West Coast Wildlife Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Franz Josef journey builder site.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Queenstown.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Bushbash - Day Wilderness Expeditions, &more), Wanaka (Lake Wanaka & Mount Aspiring National Park) and Milford Foreshore Walk (in Milford). On the 23rd (Tue), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, trek along Mirror Lakes Walk, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown online road trip planner.

Getting from Franz Josef to Queenstown by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips