7 days in Wanaka & Queenstown Itinerary

7 days in Wanaka & Queenstown Itinerary

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7 days in Wanaka & Queenstown Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Bus:  8 h 45 min
1
Wanaka
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h 30 min
2
Queenstown
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Wanaka

Wanaka ©
Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka in the Otago region, Wanaka has become a popular ski and summer resort area, owing to its extensive views of the lake and its proximity to some of the best slopes in the country.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Cardrona Adventure Park, then have fun at Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre with Clip 'n Climb, and then explore the activities along Lake Wanaka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Pools Track and then explore the striking landscape of Mount Aspiring National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wanaka itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Wanaka is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Queenstown.

Things to do in Wanaka

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Lake Wanaka ©
Lake Wanaka
Mount Aspiring National Park ©
Mount Aspiring National Park
Blue Pools Track
Blue Pools Track

4
nights
Queenstown

Queenstown ©
Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trout Observatory and Alpine Aqualand. Go for a jaunt from Queenstown to Te Anau to see Milford Sound about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get your game on at Dark Ride, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and explore the activities along Lake Gunn.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Queenstown day trip app .

Traveling by bus from Wanaka to Queenstown takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Queenstown

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Te Anau, Lake Gunn
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Milford Sound ©
Milford Sound
Trout Observatory ©
Trout Observatory
Alpine Aqualand ©
Alpine Aqualand

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