Have 10-16 days, would like to cover New Zealand. Mainly photography (sight-seeing) and experiencing the culture! Able to drive. Itinerary?
Traveling in pairs, so places to stay won't be too fussy about it. Mainly to experience New Zealand, its culture and scenery. Able to drive and do some climbing (walking).
Intend to go during winter, July-August period and definitely want to see the glaciers as part of the trip.
A detailed itinerary will be good and how tips for traveling around.
Winter rules out some if the most wonderful parts of NZ. The best walks and possibly the mountain passes will be closed. Could you instead explore Australia over these 16 days (it's lovely in the winter) and come back to NZ during a summer? almost 7 years ago
I spent a week in NZ in winter and loved it. Just as long as you are aware, NZ has a 'proper' winter with ice, snow, rain etc. As Petychka says above, many walks will be closed.
I asked a question about hiring a campervan in the cold and got lots of useful replies that may be of some use:http://answers.worldnomads.com/questions/new-zealand/13415/renting-a-campervan-in-nz-in-july-is-this-mad
Also, have a browse around the NZ country section in your iPad app - there are so many people asking questions about itineraries, you'll find a lot of info has already been written. almost 7 years ago
New Zealand has so much to offer in terms of places to photograph! Even in winter you might be lucky to get blue sky. Best thing to do is fly into Christchurch and rent a camper an and drive up towards nelson and then back down the westcoast. I would recommend at least two weeks to do this. There are amazing places along the way but a few must stops are kaikoura, Westport, arrowtown, Queenstown of course and wanaka. They're all so beautiful and the rugged South Island is a great place for photography! Hope this helps :) almost 7 years agoAnswered by Vanessa via WorldNomads.com