I have a couple general questions for Wanaka in Late April. We will have 9 nights in the region (flying in and out of QT), and plan to spend 3 of those in Wanaka (followed by 2 in Te Anau and 4 in QT). The dates of our stay in Wanaka should be 20-23rd of April. My questions are...
Should the leaves be turned then?
When is the grape harvest...I am wondering if the anti-bird netting will be removed or still in place on most vinyards?
What time does the sun set?
Also, given we are spending time on both sides of QT and there seems to be no other route to take other than back-tracking, anyone have suggestions of a better route than the one planned?
Arrive QT - drive to Wanaka - stay 3 nights
Drive Te Anau - Stay 2 nights - do Milford
Drive back to QT - stay 4 nights
I am considering cutting a night off QT and staying 1 night somewhere else to break up the long drive from Wanaka to Te Anau. Is Kingston woth a stop? Otherwise, maybe 1 night Arrowtown or QT on route...suggestions?