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New Zealand Trip Report

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown

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February 28th - March 24th, 2002

Auckland, Nelson, Christchurch, Queenstown


  • Day 1: San Francisco To Los Angeles
  • Day 2: Arriving in Auckland, Kelly Tarlton's, Lantern Festival, Queen Street
  • Day 3: Rotorua - thermal areas and Maori culture
  • Day 4: Auckland Museum
  • Day 5: Coromandel Peninsula
  • Day 6: Fly to Nelson, Mussel Boys, Antria
  • Day 7: Blenheim wineries, Queen Charlotte Track
  • Day 8: Marlborough Sounds cruise, drive to Kairuru sheep farm
  • Day 9: Kairuru sunrise, Abel Tasman Coast Track
  • Day 10: Fly to Christchurch
  • Day 11: Akaroa
  • Day 12: Drive to Arthur's Pass Wilderness Lodge, nature walk, guided walk
  • Day 13: Bealey Spur hike, sheep shearing
  • Day 14: Keas, fly to Queenstown
  • Day 15: Routeburn Track 3-day backpacking trip
  • Day 17: Return from Routeburn Track
  • Day 18: Shopping in Queenstown
  • Day 19: Start of Milford Track 4-day backpacking trip
  • Day 22: Return from Milford Track
  • Day 23: Lounging around Queenstown
  • Day 24: Queenstown Gardens, Skyline Gondola, fly home



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