We started from Christchurch to Hokitika. The drive was amazing and so the picturesque beauty of the surrounding starting from grasslands, farms, stables, mountains to river bodies and the weather, everything was very pleasing. We didn’t wanted to miss even a single view of the things.
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206 Kms from Hokitika
DAY 12: DEPART FROM CHRIST CHURCH Explore more of the city if you got the time before leaving for the airport with beaming memories of this amazing trip.
301 Kms from Hokitika
DAY 3: TRAVEL TO WANAKA After spending a night at an apartment around Mt. cook in the Mackenzie region and enjoying breakfast with a view of the sugar powdered glaciers we drove out to Wanaka. A charming little town with a beautiful lake that made for a jaw dropping view from our rooms.You can join a glacier lake tour if you are staying around longer.
305 Kms from Hokitika
The lovely coastal city of Kaikoura, famous for whale watching, is a 2-hour Intercity bus ride away. The bus station is in central Christchurch - easily walkable if you're located centrally. The bus drops you about a kilometer away from WhaleWay Station in Kaikoura where you need to report for the activity (our tour was cancelled since the whales played spoilsport and went off deep into the ocean). You could also take a scenic Kiwirail from Christchurch to Kaikoura. 6. Rotorua
153 Kms from Hokitika
Today take the drive to what can only be described as a spectacular look-out point. At 1000m above sea level one really does have a feeling of being at the top of the world here. Also en route will be a stop at the historic Church of the Good Shepherd, featured on all New Zealand postcards. You will arrive in Christchurch sometime in the late afternoon where you can take a city tour. Spots that will be marked on your map include: Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, Christchurch Gondola, Re-Start Mall and New Regent Street. We will also recommend some great dining in the central city. Overnight Christchurch.
135 Kms from Hokitika
DAY 11: DRIVE TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA FOX GLACIERFinally coming to the end we got out on the road early in the morning today to cover fox glacier in PUNAKAIKI area on our way to Christchurch, which was around a 9-hour long drive.