Roadtripping around New Zealand

Lupins on the way to Milford Sound
Lupins on the way to Milford Sound

5.150 Kilometers in total actually if we are going to be honest,  4  weeks in a campervan travelling down and up the Islands.

For anyone wishing to travel New Zealand we tried to cover both Islands and travel the coastal roads whilst seeing the main sights. If I could do this again maybe I’d take five weeks and travel the north route above Auckland, but I wouldn’t change the route, somethings went wrong, hey that’s life, so what, there were so many surprises along the way it didn’t matter. Here’s the route, the lowdown and some links that I found useful during the planning stage and on the road.

12.-13.12.2013

Flight Munich to Hong Kong

13.-14.12.2013

Flight Hong Kong to Auckland, North Island

14.12.2013

Auckland Airport to Waihi Beach, Bay of Plenty

15.12.2013

Waihi Beach to Lake Rotorua

16.12.2013

Rotorua to via Te Puia toLake Taupo

Te Puia

17.12.2013

Taupo to Ohakune, Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park

18.12.2013

Ohakune to Waikanae Beach via Whanganui

19.12.2013

Waikanae Beach to Wellington, Ferry to Picton, 

Motueka,  Abel Tasman National Park, South Island

20.12.2013

Abel Tasman Bay, Motueka,  Abel Tasman National Park

21.12.2013

Motueka to Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park

22.12.2013

Punakaiki to via Franz Josef Glacier,  Fox Glacier Township

23.12.2013

Fox Glacier Township via Haast,  Mt. Aspiring National Park, Wanaka

24.12.2013

Wanaka via Cromwell to Queenstown

25.12.2013

Glenorchy, Paradise, Queenstown

26.12.2013

Queenstown to Te Anau

27.12.2013

Milford Sound Cruise, Te Anau

Milford Sound Cruises

28.12.2013

Te Anau to Curio Bay, Waikawa

29.12.2013

Curio Bay, Waikawa via Dunedin to Oamaru

Royal Albatross Center

30.12.2013

Oamaru via Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukkaiti to Timaru

31.12.2013

Timaru to Woodend Beach, Christchurch

01.01.2014

Woodend Beach to Kaikoura

02.01.2014

Whale Watching, Kaikoura

Whale Watching Kiakoura

03.01.2014

Kaikoura to Picton Ferry over to Wellington

and on to Waikanae Beach, Kapiti Island, North Island

 04.01.2014

Waikanae Beach to Napier

05.01.2014

Napier to Lake Taupo, Haka Falls

06.01.2014

Lake Taupo to Omokoroa Beach

07.01.2014

Omokoroa Beach to Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula

08.01.2014

Hot Water Beach, Coromandel Peninsula to Miranda, Firth of Thames

09.01.2014

Miranda to Auckland Airport

09.01.2014

Auckland Airport, Flight to Hong Kong

09-10.01.2014

Hong Kong to Munich.

Top 10 holiday Parks

Maui Motorhomes

New Zealand Pure 100%

Evening Light on Lake Taupo
Evening Light on Lake Taupo

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