Help me plan an itinerary for New Zealand
March 6, 2013 2:48 AM Subscribe
I am visiting NZ (South Island only, unfortunately) for about a week's holiday, starting mid-March (only 10 more sleeps to go, as they say). I'm flying in and out of Queenstown. What places should I visit? What should I see? What should I do? What car rental service is good? Any recommended places to stay?
posted by vidur to travel & transportation around New Zealand (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm unlikely to visit NZ again (shame, I know) anytime soon, so I need to have some sort of a plan. I've heard of a lot of places, and I have the South Island's tourism insert from just the last weekend's paper, but it all seems like a lot to consider and frankly, a bit overwhelming.
My backpacker days are far behind me, so I would prefer to stay in (I guess) mid-range hotels or B&Bs as I drive around the Island. I know of Avis and other car rental brands, but my experience has been that there are lots of non-brand car rentals which are just as good (at least in Aus). I would enjoy visiting some wonders of nature that NZ seems to have on offer. Not keen on clubbing, getting drunk etc. The idea is to have a relaxing, rejuvenating holiday.