6 days in South Island Itinerary

6 days in South Island Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Island travel route planner

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Queenstown
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
— 3 nights
Drive

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Queenstown

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of The Remarkables Ski Area. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a memorable tour with Tours, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and admire the natural beauty at Queenstown Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Queenstown travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Queenstown. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu).

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)

— 3 nights
Explore Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)'s surroundings by going to Fox Glacier (Lake Matheson Walk, Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, &more).

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) trip itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Queenstown to Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

South Island travel guide

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Entertainment Centers · Bodies of Water · Hiking Trails
Māui's Canoe
The wilder of New Zealand's two main islands, South Island offers a feast of nature in all its glory. Extensive, untouched plains connect alpine landscapes with rugged shorelines, creating a home for an abundance of animals and vegetation, on land and in the rich surrounding waters. Renowned as a window to the natural world before man (something that scores of film directors have tapped into over the years), South Island folds its cities and townships into the surrounding landscape, their populations adding something singular to the mix. On your trip to South Island, you'll witness the awe-inspiring cultural heritage of the Maori, whose art and architecture complements the developments of the colonial legacy. The result is a land of characterful buildings, rolling vineyards, and free-spirited adventure.