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From the lush green landscapes to an old town. Saint Bathans is a cultural treat. This town is over 150 years old dating its existence back to the Gold Rush of 1870. This small mining town is not very populated and thus isn’t like one of the noisy little places. The surroundings are peaceful and mostly it gives a feeling of an old abandoned place in the middle of a breath-taking landscape. Many of it’s old buildings are preserved which gives this whole place a historic feel. The Blue Lake is one of the features this place is popular for. This man-made lake is surrounded by picturesque ruins of old structures. The Vulcan Hotel is another. If locals are to be believed, this hotel is haunted by “the lady of the night.”
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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.
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6. Tablet / small size laptop : Each day in new zealand will give you the chance to click million of pics. Suggest you to carry tablet or laptop with good memory storage to transfer your pictures data every day.
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In New Zealand every town has something to offer from adrenaline rush to laid back resort life, breath-taking vistas to tranquil lakes and breathing the pure mountain air to swimming in crystal clear rivers. And, if you have them all in one place then you have found WANAKA. Wanaka is a small town in Southland New Zealand and is an all year around tourist destination situated on the shores of the massive Lake Wanaka. With resorts overlooking scenic spectacles of lakes, mountains and rivers to quaint cafes, cozy pubs, delicious wineries and numerous restaurants serving cuisine to cater to your preferences makes Wanaka a perfect place to spend a few days on your road trip around Southland New Zealand. A great place to relax and appreciate the beautiful scenery Lake Wanaka has to offer or outdoor activities; get on to exploring the lake on a canoe and hike the mountains for a bird’s eye view of the lake and town.Wanaka is 50 minutes to an hours’ drive from Queenstown. There are high chances that it will take you longer due to the multiple scenic stops on the way and you wont be able to help your self but to stop and pick that camera up. You can check out our New Zealand Road trip itinerary for reference, HERE. If I am made to choose that one town in New Zealand I would love to come back to again, it has will always be Wanaka to experience glam-ping by its stunning lake.
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We took an Intercity Bus to Greymouth to catch one of the best train rides in the world. The bus will pick you up from your accomodation and takes a little over 3 hours to get to Greymouth, well in time for the train. You get a short break in the gorgeous seaside village of Hokitika for breakfast. Make the most of it, because you'll spend most your 4 hour train ride with your jaw dropping to the floor. The TranzAlpine to Christchurch is an absolutely stunning train ride that's worth every penny. You'll cross rivers, mountains, fields and more. There's even a 'viewing carriage' purely for photography. I spent 80% of my time there, coming in only for some hot chocolate and wine. 5. Christchurch
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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.
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Fox Glacier is a 13km long ice river, fed by the four alpine glaciers. Flowing through the temperate forest landscape, this river is an amazing natural wonder that you just can't miss. The valley around the glacier, and the easy access to it gives an explorer the perfect opportunity to wander around this amazing spectacle. The scenic walks around the valley provide amazing views of the glacier from different angles. You can either chose to hike up to the glaciers that feed the river or take a helicopter ride to the top. After you reach the top, it's time for some fun! With snow boots and an ice pick in your hand, traverse through the blue ice crevasses and icy caves.Activities for the day: Walking on a glacier and discovering the ice river of New Zealand.Cost: A guided tour of the Fox Glacier starts at 59NZD or Rs. 3,000 and can go up to 900 NZD or Rs. 40,000 depending on what activities you do.After Fox Glacier, it's onward to a dramatic change of scenery. Day 6 and 7: Abel Tasman National Park
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DAY 6: MILFORD SOUND CRUISE/ FIRODLAND HIKE This day we headed to tour the spectacular Milford sound on a small cruise. We were lucky to have experienced wild dolphins, seals lazing on rocks and a stunning water fall. The cruise tour was an awe-inspiring visual treat.If you want, you can take up popular guided hike along the Firodland as well to witness their wildlife in the forests and more scenic beauty.