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Around Invercargill for a day.

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Around Invercargill for a day.

Hi everyone

In October we have planned a short trip to NZ. When we return from Stewart Island this is the rough itinerary. I am wondering if this is going to work OK. We've been to Nugget Point, Te Anau, Milford Sound before in the past. Firstly I'm wondering if there is something else to see, secondly I'm wondering if our timetable is too tight. Would appreciate your advice, we both like the outdoors and wildlife rather than museums. Please let me know

Thanks very much

Mon, 12 October 2015 -

 Stewart Island

 Catch ferry from Stewart Island Experience Ferry. Leaves at 8:00am and 3:00pm daily

 Drive from Bluff to Invercargill

 Do a day trip to The Catlins

 Stay at Invercargill

Tue, 13 October 2015 -

 Invercargill

 Drive to Te Anau (via Scenic Route)

 Drive to Milford Sound and back to Te Anau

 Stay in Te Anau

Wed, 14 October 2015 -

 Te Anau

 Drive from Te Anau to Queenstown

 Stay in Queenstown

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1. Re: Around Invercargill for a day.

I'd ditch the Catlins, and head to Te Anau via the southern cost Tuatapere ways, Cosy Nook etc. spend the night in Te Anau, Milford the next day, and a couple of nights in Queenstown.

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2. Re: Around Invercargill for a day.

Thanks for that, is that because its more interesting?

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3. Re: Around Invercargill for a day.

You don't have time to drive from Invercargill to Milford Sound and back to Te Anau in one day. If you have been to MS before you'll know what I mean.

If you have been to the Catlins before perhaps you could skip it this time and drive west towards Riverton. Personally I'd spend an extra half day on Stewart Island & get the 3pm ferry back (if there is one?) You really don't have much time for a day trip to the Catlins, esp if the ferry crossing is rough ;-(

Then on the 13th you would be going from Riverton or Tuatapere to MS & back to Te Anau.

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4. Re: Around Invercargill for a day.

Yep, more time on Stewart Island is never wasted.

And Te Anau to Milford and back to Te Anau is quite enough driving without adding more.

Safe travels :)

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5. Re: Around Invercargill for a day.

Spend longer on Stewart Island. The one thing worth doing in Invercargill is to visit the Museum. There's an interesting display about sealing and explorers in the Roaring Forties, plus the live tuatara display (accessible after hours by viewing from outside).

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