My wife and I will be in New Zealand for three weeks in late January to early February. We will be driving in both the North and South Islands. Generally when we explore on a vacation we will drive at our leisure and seek a B&B at the end of the day. We never really know where we will be so we seldom get reservations.
My question is: Do you think that we will be faced with B&Bs that are mostly full every night? We would prefer to stay in places that cost $100 or less NZ. We plan to be in coastal areas and much of the rural areas of the South Island.