6 days in Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

6 days in Queenstown & Christchurch Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Island route maker

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Queenstown
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Christchurch
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Queenstown

— 3 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Below Zero Ice Bar, Minus 5° ICE BAR, and other attractions you added. Change things up with a short trip to Gertrude Saddle in Te Anau (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lake Gunn, look for all kinds of wild species at Kiwi Birdlife Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Queenstown travel route builder.

Auckland to Queenstown is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, car, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Christchurch

— 2 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Christchurch Casino, Leithfield Beach, Rakaia Gorge Walkway, and other attractions you added. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: catch a ride on Christchurch Tramway, catch a ride on Christchurch Gondola, get a taste of the local shopping with Cashel Street, explore the striking landscape at Sumner Beach (Cave Rock), then don't miss a visit to Victoria Street Clock Tower, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Victoria Lake.

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Traveling by flight from Queenstown to Christchurch takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Christchurch can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Transportation

Side Trips