Price each
Date DoW Time Where Map What Need to reserve NZ$ US$
3/10 Mon noon Raleigh
Leave RDU Done $1.70 $1.00
3/11 Tues Never Somewhere over the rainbow
Stolen by international date-line

3/12 Wed Arrive 6a Land in AKL A Drop bags at AYH in room or lockers

Auckland A Sky tower (eat there)

Auckland A Kelly Tarlton's Antarctic encounter & underwater world (3 hrs)

Auckland A Auckland Bridge Climb

Auckland A Queen Elizabeth II Square/Prince's Wharf (hangout/food)

Auckland A Stay night (Auckland Intl YH, 5 Turner St +64 09 302 8200) Done $34.00 $20.00
3/13 Thurs Depart 10a Fly to Queenstown 2 hr flight)
AirNZ flight 639 (AKL->ZQN) Done $279.00 $164.12

Arrive 11:50a Queenstown R Use Shopper Bus to get around

Queenstown R Check-in, get rid of bags

Queenstown R The Luge (2 hrs) (save for return on Sat?)

Queenstown R Bungee jump (2 hrs)

Queenstown R Jet boat (1.5 hrs wih service from QT)

Queenstown R Skyline gondola (anytime of day)

Queenstown R Stay night (Thomas Hotel, Beach/Rees St, +64 3 442 7180) Done $55.00 $32.35
3/14 Fri 8:30am Catch bus for overnight trip
Stow excess luggage at Thomas motel

Fiordland National Park T Milford overnight Done $640.00 $376.47
3/15 Sat 11:40am return from sound

Queenstown R more Queenstown, hang out for night

Queenstown R Stay night (Thomas Hotel, Beach/Rees St, +64 3 442 7180) Done $55.00 $32.35
3/16 Sun morning Queenstown R Pick up car (Hertz C10849780F2, 8:30a) Done

morning head north to Wanaka (1.5 hrs)

Noon-ish Wanaka S Puzzling World Maze (opens 8:30am)

early afternoon drive to Franz Joesph (4hrs),
Stay night (Terrace Motel, Cowan St, box 44, +64 (03) 7520 130) Done $62.50 $36.76
3/17 Mon 9.15a Westland National Park W Franz Josef Glacier (do heli-hike) (10.00-12.30) Done $240.00 $141.18

mid-afternoon Drive to Hokitika (~ 2hrs)
Stay night

Hokitika/Cantebury Q Stay night

3/18 Tues morning Hokitika/Cantebury Q See glacier lake (Lake Kaniere)

morning Hokitika/Cantebury Q hiking / views

noon Drive Hok -> Hanmer (~4 hrs)
Must call to confirm dolphin swim or lose spot

~ 4 Hanmer

Hanmer V Stay night IF we shift to 12.30 dolphin Y

Drive Hanmer -> Kaikoura (3 hrs)


Night Kaikoura P Stay night IF we need to do the 8.30a tour Y

3/19 Wed 8:30-noon Kaikoura P dolphin swim (booked 8.30, on standy for 12.30) Done $98.00 $57.65

afternoon Kaikoura P Seal swimming?

Kaikoura P Maori Leap Cave?

3/20 Thurs morning KK->Blenheim (2:00)

10:30am-dinner Blenheim J Sounds Connection Vineyards Tour

3/21 Fri Early Blenheim J Drop off car in Blenheim, 7.30a (Hertz opens 6.30a)
$338.50 $199.12

8.35a Fly to Kerikeri/Bay of Islands
AirNZ #2454 (BHE->AKL->KKE) Done $229.00 $134.71

12:15p Bay of Islands - Pick up car (Hertz C10827849E0) Done

rest of day Bay of Islands - Beaches/relax

Bay of Islands - Hang gliding, horse trekking

Bay of Islands - Stay night (reserve ahead b/c weekend) Y

3/22 Sat til mid-afternoon Bay of Islands - Relax

mid-afternoon Drive to Whangarei (~3 hrs)
Stay night Y

3/23 Sun 8a-4:30pm Whangarei K Dive Poor Knights Islands (best scuba in NZ) Done $185.00 $108.82

Stay night or try to drive a few hours??

3/24 Mon
Drive to Waitomo (~6 hrs)

Waitomo F Depending on when we arrive, do glow worms

3/25 Tues 7am Waitomo F Lost World

Waitomo F Black Water Rafting

Waitomo F Glow worms

3/26 Wed morning Drive to Rotorua (~3 hrs)

noon Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E Nice to see town

Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E See thermal areas

Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E Agrodome

Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E Hedge maze (might be destoyed??)

dinner Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E Do a native dinner (Tamaki Tours, Maori concert + dinner) Y $75.00 $44.12
3/27 Thurs morning Rotorua/Wai-o-tapu E Finish Rotorua

by noon Drive Rotorua->Auckland (3.5 hrs)
Drop off car at AKL
$338.50 $199.12

arrive by 3p Auckland A Fly home (6pm flight) Done