My wife and I are going to be driving from Kurow to Christchurch, and it looks like it's not that much longer to go via Twizel (inland route) instead of the coastal route. We'll have done the coastal route from Christchurch to Dunedin a few days earlier so I think we'd be interested in seeing something different.
- Is it worth going the inland route?
- Is it worth going into Mt Cook Village? Seems to be about half an hour off the main route, so an hour in and out.
- Are there any short walks worth doing around this area to admire the scenery/good views of Mt Cook?
- We're going to be passing through towards the end of June, so I assume it's going to be cold, but what would the weather be like?