15 days in Picton & Dunedin Itinerary

15 days in Picton & Dunedin Itinerary

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15 days in Picton & Dunedin Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  9 h
1
Picton
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Dunedin
— 9 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Brisbane

5
nights
Picton

Picton ©
Take photo after stunning photo in Picton, the gateway to South Island.
Picton is known for wildlife, nature, trails, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Queen Charlotte Track, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, and take in the waterfront activity at Picton Sound.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Picton trip itinerary planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Picton is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brisbane to Picton. In March, Picton is slightly colder than Brisbane - with highs of 22°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dunedin.

Things to do in Picton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Renwick
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Marlborough Sounds ©
Marlborough Sounds
Queen Charlotte Track ©
Queen Charlotte Track
Framingham Wines ©
Framingham Wines

9
nights
Dunedin

Dunedin ©
With its history proudly stemming from the Scottish settlers who came here during the colonial era, Dunedin's streets are lined with well-preserved examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, while a new culture of nightlife and fine dining takes hold around them.
Explore Dunedin's surroundings by going to Oamaru (Steampunk HQ, Moeraki Boulders Beach, & more), Hayes Engineering Works & Homestead (inc Cafe) (in Oturehua) and Indoor Curling Rink (in Naseby). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, contemplate the long history of Olveston Historic Home, admire the natural beauty at Dunedin Botanic Garden, and take in the dramatic natural features at Otago Peninsula.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dunedin trip planner .

Getting from Picton to Dunedin by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dunedin

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Oamaru, Owaka, Indoor Curling Rink, Nugget Point Lighthouse, Port Chalmers Maritime Museum
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Toitu Otago Settlers Museum ©
Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
The Royal Albatross Centre ©
The Royal Albatross Centre
Larnach Castle & Gardens ©
Larnach Castle & Gardens

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