I would like to know the road conditions from Te Anau to Omarama and also to Dunedin.
My family and I will be taking the overnight cruise at Doubtful Sound, and we will leave the area after we disembark from the boat at about noon. My travel agent told me that it will be too tiring to drive to Omarama in one afternoon, and that it's better that we go to Dunedin instead. It does not make much sense to me since Dunedin seems such a big "detour" from our destination in Omarama, and checking the travel times it seems both take around 4-5 hours to complete. Is it because the drive to Omarama is more difficult because of mountainous terrain?
If we do decide to go to Dunedin, may I know if it is advisable to take the coastal road via Invercargill or stick to the shorter inland route via Gore?