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Nov 3, 2018 - Brisbane to Auckland
08:15 BNE - Qantas Flight 119 - 14:30 AKL (3h15m)
Skybus(every 10m) to stop 7063 (55m),takes luggage.
Auckland Kiwi International Hotel 2 nights
Nov 5, 2018 - Auckland to Wellington by rail.
06:30 taxi from hotel to Auckland Strand Station.
07:00 Check in for 07:45 'Northern Explorer'
18:25 arrive Wellington Station.
Wellington Trinity Hotel 1 night
Nov 6, 2018 - 08:00 Thrifty car hire
Drive to New Plymouth via hwy 45 West Coast & Mt Egmont(Taranaki), about 6 hrs with stops.
New Plymouth Metrotel 1 night
Nov 7, 2018 - 06:00 Early start drive via hwy 3 to Stratford, then 43 the 'Forgotten Land Hwy' to Taumarunui, 4 to National Park, 47 & 48 to Whakapapa, about 6-7 hrs with stops.
Chateau Tongariro 2 nights
Nov 8, 2018 - 07:00 Dempsey Buses shuttle pickup from hotel to start af Tongariro Crossing at Mangatepopo.
Hike 19.4 km via Red Crater, Mt Ngauruhoe(Mt Doom), Emerald & Blue lakes to Ketetahi road end.
17:30 Dempsey shuttle back to Hotel.
Nov 9, 2018 - 09:00 Driving via hwy 47 & 48 to National Park, hwy 4, 3, 1 to Wellington, about 5 hrs.
Boulcott Suites 3 nights
Nov 12, 2018 - 07:00 drive to Interislander Ferry terminal, drop off hire car at terminal.
Check in by 08:15 for 09:00 departure aboard 'Kaiteki'.
12:30 arrive Picton, pick up hire car from Thrifty at ferry terminal.
Picton Harbour View Motel 3 nights.
Nov 14, 2018 - 07:00 drive to Havelock about 1 hr, park at Havelock Marina.
09:30 check in and board the Pelorus Mail Boat to cruise the Western route.
16:30 return to Havelock Marina, drive back to Picton.
Nov 15, 2018 - 08:00 drive to Kaikoura, about 3 hrs.
Kaikoura Bella Vista Motel 1 night.
Nov 16, 2018 - 08:00 drive to Christchurch, about 3-4 hrs with stops.
136 on Bealey Motel 4 nights.
Nov 20, 2018 - 04:00 drive to Christchurch airport, 15 min.
Check in for flight, Christchurch to Brisbane.
06:50 CHC - Qantas flight 134 - 07:40 BNE
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