I am in the very early stages of planning our self drive trip to the South Island in 2014.
We plan to fly out on Friday 11 April arriving in Christchurch or Queenstown and spending 10 days taking in the beautiful sights NZ has to offer.
We are in our mid fifties and enjoy beautiful scenery coast & mountains, history, photography and peaceful surrounds. Easy walks would be great but my husband has bad knees so we can't climb mountains!!
I would appreciate itinerary suggestions as we don't have long and would prefer not to spend the whole stay driving. Is it plausible in our time frame to fly into say Christchurch and depart via Queenstown?? My husband is keen to take a boat tour of Milford Sound.
I've been searching flights online unsuccessfully so far so may have to visit a travel agent. I've heard there is a big air show hosted in Wanaku at Easter is it likely to affect accommodation choices and tourist numbers generally on the South Island do you think?
Thank you in advance.