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New Zealand - most time in North or South Island?

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1. Posted by micky_mse (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Visiting NZ in November for 4 weeks flying into Auckland and out of Christchurch. How much time would you recommend spend touring each Island?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4835 posts) 5y

If you love gorgeous scenery and hiking, I'd say 9-11 days for the North Island, 17-19 days for the South Island.

3. Posted by ken svay (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

south island.

4. Posted by nick3006 (Budding Member 24 posts) 5y

I'd agree with Sander above

5. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 5y

Quoting micky_mse

Visiting NZ in November for 4 weeks flying into Auckland and out of Christchurch. How much time would you recommend spend touring each Island?

How old are you? Take the average human life span, deduct your age from that, and that's about half the amount of time you need in each.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3720 posts) 5y

I also agree with Sander's timeframes.