Just after any advice on whether my itinery for a road trip, staying in hostels/motels, is too ambitious please?
My wife and I are only going to get the chance to visit NZ once and want to make to most of it.
Any suggestions on anything I can miss out, swap or stop overnight elsewhere? I was trying to minimise really long stints of driving to get the chance to spend at least a little time in each place we stay.
Day 1: Arrive in Christchurch from UK @ 10.30am
Day 2: Day tour to Mount Sunday (Edoras)
Day 3: Travel to Omaru (Moeraki boulders)
Day 4: Travel to Queenstown
Day 5: Tour and jet boat in Skipper Canyon, the travel to Milford Sound
Day 6: Boat trip on Milford Sound, travel to Wanaka
Day 7: Travel to Fox Glacier
Day 8: Heli hike on Fox Glacier, travel to Punakaika
Day 9: Travel to Collingwood or Takana (Golden Bay)
Day 10: Travel to Picton
Day 11: Picton to Wellington ferry
Day 12: Day in Wellington (Weta visit?)
Day 13: Travel to Napier
Day 14: Travel to Rotoua
Day 15: Wai-O-Tapu, travel to Raglan (to see the surf)
Day 16: Travel to Whakatane
Day 17: White Isle boat trip, Travel to Matamata
Day 18: Trip to Hobbiton, travel to Orewa
Day 19: Travel to Omapere or Opononi
Day 20: Kauri Forest, Travel to Russell
Day 21: Bay of Islands boat tour, travel to Auckland
Day 22: Day in Auckland (White Lady burger)
Day 23: Fly back to UK @ 01.10am
Thanks in advance.