New Zealand's must-see road trip
Día 119hAbel Tasman National Park1Day 19:00hAbel Tasman National Park
At the northern tip of the South Island, more precisely in Golden Bay, lies a coastal paradise called Abel Tasman National Park. It's an ideal place to explore in at least one day. You can explore the park by land, water or air. We chose to rent a kayak, visit several of the beautiful beaches, and then walk back.
Inside the park there are no places to buy supplies, so we recommend you bring plenty of water and healthy, nutritious food. We rent the kayak at https://www.rrkayaks.co.nz/ If you wish to spend 1, 2 or 3 nights inside the national park, you can book it on the official website of the NZ Department of Conservation. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/nelson-tasman/places/abel-tasman-national-park/?tab-id=50578
Día 229hSeal Colony Tauranga Bay2Day 29:00hSeal Colony Tauranga Bay
One of the most accessible seal colonies in New Zealand with beautiful panoramic views throughout. The track is of moderate difficulty.
There are no food and drink outlets on the premises, but just a few minutes away is the West Coast town with supermarkets, food and drink and even a beautiful free campsite right next to the beach (https://goo.gl/maps/xGsz5fSRTTugPhx89). Free wifi can be found in the library of the same town (https://goo.gl/maps/2Zd4fChtLBGLEx3R8).
14hPaparoa National Park3Day 214:00hPaparoa National Park
Continuing south for an hour, the not-so-popular pancake rocks in Paparoa National Park have a different appeal to anything we've seen in Kiwi country. It is an area of highly eroded limestone where the sea bursts through several vertical holes. The entire walk along these walkways takes about 1 hour.
18hHokitika Gorge4Day 218:00hHokitika Gorge
2 hours further south is Hokitika Gorge. A beautiful track with beautiful views during the 2 hour drive.
The recommendation for visiting this place is to go without haste, enjoy it, and bring insect repellent.
Día 359hGlacier area5Day 39:00hGlacier area
The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are the most accessible for tourism, and there are many options for beautiful views, from 15-minute hikes, a few hours or even days.
The Fox and Franz Josef glaciers are the most accessible for tourism, and there are many options for enjoying beautiful views, from 15-minute hikes, a few hours or even days.
Día 469hVisit New Zealand's most touristy town, Queenstown6Day 49:00hVisit New Zealand's most touristy town, Queenstown
With a wide variety of tourist activities, gastronomy and mountains to fall in love with, Queenstown demonstrates in every metre why it is so coveted by tourists. Much like the city of Bariloche in Argentina, we recommend walking it for at least 2 days.
For us, the best views of the city are from 2 places. Queenstown Gardens is a good start to getting to know the city, with nice views of the lake and the city (https://goo.gl/maps/Tw4PVBwuMVaWYSRp6). And the other beautiful view is to take the chairlift up and get a view of the whole of Queenstown (https://goo.gl/maps/gNSrhEktNB8EuXNZ8). Another must-do in town is to eat the spectacular Fergburger burgers (https://g.page/fergburger?share).
Día 579hMilford Sound7Day 59:00hMilford Sound
The drive to Milford Sound is 3.5 hours south, but you'll want to stop for photos every 15 minutes, so expect the drive to take about 5 hours, plus the 2 hour ferry ride, a must do tour, with views of waterfalls, dolphins and maybe penguins if you're lucky.
Te Anau es el último pueblo antes de llegar a la zona de los fiordos, a 2 horas. Alli aconsejamos se suministren de alimentos ya que en la zona de Milford no tendrán muchas opciones y a precios mucho más elevados (https://goo.gl/maps/sXGvGLai27yRA1J59).
Día 689hSouthland8Day 69:00hSouthland
Tour the southernmost part of New Zealand, see beautiful waterfalls, and the shores of Bluff at the southern tip of the South Island. If you visit this port city between April and August, you'll be able to witness the oyster festival.
Area with beautiful coastal routes, lighthouses, waterfalls and seal watching. Ideal for a leisurely stroll to stop at the spectacular cliffs.