7 days in Christchurch & Nelson-Tasman Region Itinerary

7 days in Christchurch & Nelson-Tasman Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Christchurch
— Few hours
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Saint Arnaud
— 1 night
3
Takaka
— 1 night
4
Collingwood
— 2 nights
5
Brightwater
— 1 night
6
Motueka
— 1 night

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Christchurch

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Christchurch trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Christchurch. October in Christchurch sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for Saint Arnaud on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks

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Saint Arnaud

Saint Arnaud ©
Saint Arnaud is a small alpine village located in the north of New Zealand's South Island, west of the mountains of the Saint Arnaud Range and 90 kilometres southwest of Nelson near the historic Tophouse Settlement. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lake Rotoiti. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Rotoiti.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Saint Arnaud online tour planner.

Getting from Christchurch to Saint Arnaud by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Takaka.

Things to do in Saint Arnaud

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Mount Robert Circuit ©
Mount Robert Circuit

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Takaka

Takaka ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), relax in the rural setting at Anatoki Salmon, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Tata Beach, and finally stroll through Wainui Falls Track.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Takaka trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint Arnaud to Takaka in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Collingwood.

Things to do in Takaka

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs), Tata Beach, Wainui Falls Track
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Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs) ©
Te Waikoropupu Springs (Pupu Springs)
Wainui Falls Track ©
Wainui Falls Track
Anatoki Salmon ©
Anatoki Salmon

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Collingwood

Collingwood ©
Collingwood is a town in the north-west corner of the South Island of New Zealand along Golden Bay. On the 29th (Thu), look for gifts at The Langford Store, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Wharariki Beach Walking Track, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Farewell Spit Nature Experience.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Collingwood trip maker website.

Collingwood is very close to Takaka. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Brightwater.

Things to do in Collingwood

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Wharariki Beach Walking Track
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Wharariki Beach Walking Track ©
Wharariki Beach Walking Track
New Zealand Trout Adventures ©
New Zealand Trout Adventures
The Langford Store ©
The Langford Store

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Brightwater

Brightwater ©
Brightwater is a town 20km southwest of Nelson in Tasman district in the South Island of New Zealand. You've now added Nelson Lakes National Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Kaimira Winery and then pause for some photo ops at Lord Rutherford Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brightwater sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Collingwood to Brightwater takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Motueka.

Things to do in Brightwater

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nelson Lakes National Park, Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Nelson Lakes National Park ©
Nelson Lakes National Park
Rare Creations Interactive Wooden Art Gallery ©
Lord Rutherford Memorial ©
Lord Rutherford Memorial

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Motueka

Motueka ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): hike along Abel Tasman Coast Track and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiteriteri Beach.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Motueka trip itinerary maker website.

Motueka is very close to Brightwater. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Motueka

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Kaiteriteri Beach, Abel Tasman Coast Track
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Abel Tasman Coast Track ©
Abel Tasman Coast Track

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