15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

15 days in New Zealand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punakaiki
— 4 nights
2
Greymouth
— Few hours
3
Hokitika
— 3 nights
4
Franz Josef
— 6 nights
5
Greymouth
— 1 night

4
nights
Punakaiki

Punakaiki ©
Punakaiki is a small community on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, between Westport and Greymouth. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punakaiki: Westport (West Coast Brewery, Cape Foulwind Walkway, &more) and Maruia Falls (in Murchison). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk, explore the fascinating underground world of Punakaiki Cavern, and hike along Pororari River Track.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punakaiki trip itinerary maker.

Christchurch to Punakaiki is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Greymouth.

Things to do in Punakaiki

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Maruia Falls
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Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk ©
Pancake Rocks and Blowholes Walk
Truman Track ©
Truman Track
Cape Foulwind Walkway ©
Cape Foulwind Walkway

few
hours
Greymouth

Greymouth
Greymouth is the largest town in the West Coast region in the South Island of New Zealand, and the seat of the Grey District Council. To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Greymouth trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Punakaiki to Greymouth in an hour. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hokitika.

Things to do in Greymouth

Outdoors Parks Tours
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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glow Worm Dell, Dorothy Falls and National Kiwi Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hokitika: Arthur's Pass National Park (Otira Viaduct Lookout, Devils Punchbowl Walking Track, &more). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hokitika Gorge Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Wilderness Gallery, hike along Tunnel Terrace Walk, and stroll through Hokitika Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hokitika trip builder app.

Getting from Greymouth to Hokitika by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Franz Josef.

Things to do in Hokitika

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Arthur's Pass National Park
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Hokitika Gorge Walk ©
Hokitika Gorge Walk
Hokitika Beach ©
Hokitika Beach
Lake Kaniere ©
Lake Kaniere

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nights
Franz Josef

Franz Josef ©
Located in the World Heritage Site that is home to its eponymous glacier, the town of Franz Josef provides a comfortable and welcoming rest spot for adventurers after a long day out on the ice.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Franz Josef: Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) (Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier walks, Hooker Valley Track, &more) and Moraine Walk (in Fox Glacier). There's lots more to do: trek along Franz Josef Glacier, get interesting insight from Across Country Quad Bikes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fox Glacier Hiking Trails, and take in the pleasant sights at Lake Matheson Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Franz Josef trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Hokitika to Franz Josef in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Greymouth.

Things to do in Franz Josef

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Fox Glacier, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu)
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Franz Josef Glacier ©
Franz Josef Glacier
Hooker Valley Track ©
Hooker Valley Track
Fox Glacier South Side Walk ©
Fox Glacier South Side Walk

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night
Greymouth

Greymouth ©
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Drive from Franz Josef to Greymouth in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Greymouth

Historic Sites
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Shantytown Heritage Park ©
Shantytown Heritage Park

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