We are two couples in the 60s coming to the South Island November 3 and will drive around for 15 nights. We are not adventurous and go for the scenic. We plan to stay in YHA or BBH. We have great help from TripAdvisor, but now we need more help.
Our planning is
5 Drive to Dunedin over Lindis Pass. Which is the most scenic road?
7 Dunedin to Queenstown, which is the most scenic road. the same road back to Queenstown or what is your suggestion?
10 Oueenstown to Te Anau
11 Millford Sound
12 Te Anau to Wanaka
13 Wanaka to Franz Josef
14 Franz Josef to Hokitika
15 to Punakaiki and then over Albert's Passport to Kaurikoura
16-18 Kaurikoura to Akarao and Christchurch. We fly from Christchurck in the evening.
We need help planning the last days from Frans Josef or Hokitika to Christchurch. Your suggestion where to stay?
If we change the planning and drive from Dunedin to the Catlin and then to Te Anau, one overnight.. What is the most scenic road? Where shall we plan to stay?
Is it worth driving the long trip over Catlin to Te Anau?
Where is the best chance to see the penguins? We would like to see them coming back in the evening?
Thanks for the help