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Recommend a minimum of 2 weeks to complete this South Island New Zealand itinerary
This itinerary incorporates the lower South Island of New Zealand. The arrival point of this itinerary is Queenstown where you can pick up your rental vehicle.
Queenstown/Southern Lakes District. Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world and offers a variety of things to do for both adrenalin seekers and travellers of all ages.
From here head up to Wanaka/Lake Hawea where many activities are on offer, including fly fishing for brown trout. This itinerary then takes you to Central Otago, world famous for it's Pinot Noir which is followed by world famous Fiordland area. From here travel down to the Southland region taking in Invercargill and the Southern Scenic Route, then on to the historic city of Dunedin.
Your next stop is the Canterbury region. This region is one of the only places in the world where, within two hours of an international airport, you can ski at a world class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, go rafting, mountain bike, wind surf, whale watch and visit world-class vineyards and gardens. From here head inland to Aoraki Mt Cook, NZ's highest peak and into MacKenzie Country.
Your final destination is back to the Southern Lakes District and Queenstown. Queenstown Airport has flights to most of New Zealand and Australia's major cities, and rental car options are also available.
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