We will be driving from Wanaka to Queenstown on the 22nd OCT we were going to take route 6 all the way. But i can see from the map that there is a route from Wanaka passing through a town (which i think is a ski resort) Cardrona and meeting up again with route 6. Would we save much time taking this route or will we stick with route 6? We will have a hire car, from what i understand some of the road is tarred and some is not. Any suggestions please!!