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 Rarotonga Watersports, The Waterfall Spa, Rongohiva Watersports, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Muri Lagoon, putt your heart out at Cocoputt, stroll through Aroa Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cook Island Christian Church (CICC).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Avarua trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Christchurch to Avarua in 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Avarua is minus 22 hours. While traveling from Christchurch, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Avarua, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Avarua

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rarotonga, Muri, Arorangi, The Dive Centre - The Big Fish, Titikaveka Beach
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Titikaveka Beach ©
Titikaveka Beach
Muri Lagoon ©
Muri Lagoon
Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes ©
Captain Tama's Lagoon Cruizes

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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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