11 days in Westport, Christchurch & Rarotonga Itinerary

11 days in Westport, Christchurch & Rarotonga Itinerary

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11 days in Westport, Christchurch & Rarotonga Itinerary

Start: Westport, New Zealand
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Westport, New Zealand
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— Few hours
Fly:  24​h
3
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Christchurch, New Zealand
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Westport, New Zealand

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Westport, New Zealand

Westport
Westport is a town in the West Coast region of the South Island of New Zealand. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip builder website .

On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Christchurch online trip maker .

Drive from Westport to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Avarua on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Avarua, Cook Islands

Avarua ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bergman & Sons, Takitumu Conservation Area, TAV, Ltd., and other attractions. There's much more to do: stroll through Muri Lagoon, have fun at Aumata Mini Golf, take in the waterfront activity at Ngatangiia Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Avarua trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Christchurch to Avarua in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Avarua is minus 22 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Avarua, with highs around 34°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Christchurch.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Aumata Mini Golf
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Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Punanga Nui ©
Punanga Nui
Cook Island Christian Church (CICC) ©

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Christchurch online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Avarua to Christchurch takes 8 hours. Traveling from Avarua to Christchurch, you'll lose 22 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Avarua in January, you will find days in Christchurch are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are colder (13°C). You will leave for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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