We are in the beginning stages of planning a trip to the south island for November. This will be our first time to NZ, so we'll want to hit some of the popular tourist destinations, but also want to do some hiking. The great walks look fantastic; however, since we will only be there about 10 days, time will not allow. So, we are looking for a day hike somewhere, preferably a loop that would take 4-8 hours to complete. Looking for awe-inspring views, but needs to be somewhat convenient to one of our stops (yet to be determined). We will have a car.