5 days in Oceania Itinerary

5 days in Oceania Itinerary

Created using Inspirock New Zealand journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Christchurch
— 1 night
Drive
2
Hanmer Springs
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kaikoura
— 1 night
Drive to Picton, Ferry to Wellington
4
Wellington
— 1 night
Fly

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Christchurch

— 1 night

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Orana Wildlife Park as well as Christchurch Botanic Gardens. On the 13th (Mon), walk around Christchurch Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Orana Wildlife Park and then examine the collection at International Antarctic Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Christchurch journey app.

Brisbane, Australia to Christchurch is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in December, expect Christchurch to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hanmer Springs.

Things to do in Christchurch

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
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Hanmer Springs

— 1 night

Springs

Action and relaxation are the reasons that most people head to Hanmer Springs, where natural thermal pools bubble among dramatic alpine surroundings.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools & Spa has been added to your itinerary.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Hanmer Springs trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Christchurch to Hanmer Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kaikoura.

Things to do in Hanmer Springs

Nature · Spas · Parks · Shopping
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Kaikoura

— 1 night
Head to the small town of Kaikoura, a humble setting from which to witness some of nature's grandest designs.
You've now added Ohau Stream Walk to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll through Ohau Stream Walk.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaikoura online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Wellington.

Things to do in Kaikoura

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Trails
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Wellington

— 1 night

Harbour Capital

Wellington, the world's southernmost capital city and New Zealand's second most populous urban area, combines the nation's rugged history and nature with its modern and cosmopolitan present.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stroll through ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Wellington Botanic Garden, then contemplate the long history of Wellington Cable Car, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Wellington trip app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Kaikoura to Wellington in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Wellington

Parks · Wildlife · Transportation · Historic Sites

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