We are going to the Nelson area in January 09. We plan to base ourselves for at least 5 nights there and then spend a few nights in the Queen Charlotte area, then head to Christchurch for the flight out.
Have seen some lovely self contained accommodation near Mapua - which would suit our family which includes 2 boys - and would appreciate comments on this area. Is it a good base?
Any recommendations for somewhere in the Queen Charlotte area also appreciated - we like bushwalking so would like to experience a bit of the track.