5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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5 days in New Zealand Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
1
Te Anau
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 15​min
2
Queenstown
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Te Anau

Te Anau ©
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
On the 14th (Tue), stroll through The Chasm Walk, then explore the activities along Milford Sound, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Gunn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Te Anau, then appreciate the history behind Quintin Mackinnon Monument, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Doubtful Sound.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Te Anau visit planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Te Anau is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Melbourne to Te Anau, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound ©
Doubtful Sound
Lake Te Anau ©
Lake Te Anau

2
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at William Gilbert Rees Statue, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, then learn about winemaking at Peregrine Wines, and finally get your game on at Skyline Queenstown. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kiwi Birdlife Park, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Te Anau to Queenstown takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games
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Skyline Queenstown ©
Skyline Queenstown
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Speed Boats Tours

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