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1. Posted by Sasquatch (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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I am going to be spending a few months in New Zealand from Jan-May. Can any one give me good sites to see? Most of my time is on the south island. Any ideas would be great...also what does Auckland have to offer on a day time limit?

2. Posted by matlock (Budding Member 3 posts) 10y

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3. Posted by Reece Sanford (Travel Guru 1368 posts) 10y

Mount Cook (fabulous views and walks)

Milford Sound (go on a overnight boat trip,see penguins seals,maybe whales and great scenery and waterfalls)

Queenstown (very picturesque,also its good if you enjoy bungy jumping)

Wanaka (also worth a look around for the scenery)

Franz Josef (go on a full day glacier hike)

Punakaiki (see the pancake rocks)

Abel Tasman (do the coastal walk its amazing with gorgeous beaches)

Wellington (great for late nights out and pubs,walk up Mount Victoria for a great view of the city,great for shopping,cuba street was great)

Taupo (the cheapest place in the world to skydive and also cheap bungy jumping,good for nights out,also skiing at Whakapapa in winter)

Rotorua (go to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland between Rotorua and Taupo and Huka Falls,Government Gardens,Go on the Luge Track its great fun)

Hot Water Beach and Cathedral Cove (both a must see)

Pahia (go on a boat trip and sail around the bay of islands and swim with dolphins,the one i went on was a Top 3 highlight of my trip)

Pakiri beach (great for snorkelling0

Auckland (go to the top of the Sky Tower,on a good day its a better view at the top than the CN Tower,Sears Tower,Empire State Building etc,Parnell and Newmarket are also nice to look around as is One Tree Hill and Mount Eden and Mission Bay)

check out my blog if you want to see photos

4. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 612 posts) 10y

You lucky person. Is this all leisure time?
I could go on forever (no really!) but I will just add a few to those already mentioned:
Te Anau (south) - beautiful lake and a good base for Milford. Book ahead or arrive early as it can fill up quickly in peak times.
Tongariro National Park (north) - Some fantastic volcanic scenery. Takes longer to drive through than the map suggests, because of the twisty roads!
Christchurch (south) - pretty little city for chilling out in.
Kaikoura (south) - Whalewatching, but not if it's windy.
Blenheim (south) - boring town, great vineyards.
Nelson (south) - not bad for shopping before you head north. Or you could wait for Wellington.
Waitomo (north) - Glow-worm caves which you explore on a big black rubber ring. No really. Also Te Tiro cabins - two sheds on a farm which we found in an emergency and which turned out to be a real highlight of our trip - mainly because they were a hundred times nicer than we expected them to be!

5. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 10y

Anybody would think you enjoyed NZ
there Bubba

Your lucky your blog has any photo's