5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Motueka
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Blenheim
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Waiau
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Hokitika
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Queenstown
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Wellington

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Motueka

Motueka ©
To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Motueka trip builder.

Wellington to Motueka is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Blenheim.

Things to do in Motueka

Wineries

Side Trip

Neudorf Vineyards
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Neudorf Vineyards ©
Neudorf Vineyards

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Blenheim

Blenheim ©
Enjoy a heady holiday in Blenheim, the most populous town in the wine-growing region of Marlborough.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): do a tasting at Cloudy Bay and then see the interesting displays at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Blenheim trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Motueka to Blenheim takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Blenheim can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to Waiau.

Things to do in Blenheim

Wineries Museums
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Cloudy Bay ©
Cloudy Bay
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre ©
Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Waiau

Waiau
On the 24th (Fri), hit the slopes at Mount Lyford Alpine Resort.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Waiau trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Blenheim to Waiau in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hokitika.

Things to do in Waiau

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Hokitika

Hokitika
Hokitika is a township in the West Coast region of New Zealand's South Island, 40km south of Greymouth, and close to the mouth of the Hokitika River. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hokitika itinerary maker.

Getting from Waiau to Hokitika by car takes about 4 hours. You'll set off for Queenstown on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Hokitika

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
On the 26th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, get your game on at Skyline Queenstown, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Queenstown trip planner.

Fly from Hokitika to Queenstown in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Fun & Games Outdoors Tours
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kiwi Birdlife Park ©
Kiwi Birdlife Park

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