Hi guys! Just need some help and advice looking at this itinerary. I do apologize if this is already identical to something available online as I've been trying to find one to avoid double-posting. We're traveling in a party of 4. Friends for 12 years and our second self-drive following last year's Sydney-Melbourne coastal drive.
1 arrive CHC day time. Free and easy
2 drive to Mt Cook and stay overnight for stargazing?
3 drive to Queenstown stay overnight
4 drive to Te Anau stay overnight
5 drive to Milford Sound for ferry cruise and drive back to Queenstown stay overnight
6 drive to Wanaka stay overnight
7 drive to Franz Josef (not sure where to stop and stay)
8 drive to Greymouth stay overnight
9 drive to Kaikoura (is this drive too long?)
10 drive back to CHC
As you can see I have a free day or two to play with. Also is the Tranzalpine a must-do? if so, how can i tweak the itinerary to squeeze it in? Do let me know whether this is a do-able trip. Don't feel bad at swearing at me if there's a crazy leg in there I didn't realize. Thanks in advance!