My husband and I were suggested by some forum members to drive from Christchurch to Queenstown in March next year for our South Island visit.
We'll have been traveling all over the world for almost 8 months by then and have seen a lot and are going to drive through Arthur's pass, and do a Routeburn hike from Queenstown and see Doubtful or Milford sound later on.
I need help finding out where to stop and stay in our drive between Arthur's Pass and Queenstown. A lot of places have bad reviews on tripadvisor and I don't have a reference point for what the areas are like.
I don't know if it makes sense to stop at the glaciers, since I heard you can't do a look around by yourself, just tours. We're doing a lot of tours so we'll opt out of that. We also already went to Iceland this summer and plan to go back there some day too to see glaciers.
It's almost a 7 hour drive from Arthur's Pass to Queenstown says google maps, without any stops. Any suggestions for where to stop and stay for one night before continuing?