11 days in Westport, Christchurch & Rarotonga Itinerary

11 days in Westport, Christchurch & Rarotonga Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Taxi:  24 h
3
Avarua, Cook Islands
— 7 nights
Taxi + 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 reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Westport journey builder website.

You'll set off for Christchurch on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks
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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Christchurch route planner.

You can drive from Westport to Christchurch in 4.5 hours. In January in Christchurch, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. 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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Bergman & Sons, Takitumu Conservation Area, TAV, Ltd., and other attractions you added. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC), contemplate the long history of Wreck of the Matai, and take in nature's colorful creations at Maire Nui Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Avarua tour itinerary maker tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Christchurch to Avarua in 8 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 22 hours traveling from Christchurch to Avarua. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in January: highs in Avarua hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Christchurch.

Things to do in Avarua

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

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

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Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Christchurch tour planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Avarua to Christchurch takes 8 hours. The time zone changes from Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 22 hour difference. Traveling from Avarua in January, expect nights in Christchurch to be colder, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Christchurch

Tours Outdoors Parks
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