I've been told that self-drive is the best way to see the best of New Zealand, but I'll be travelling alone and am quite apprehensive of driving alone in a foreign land. It's my first trip to New Zealand and I'll be there from 30th Nov to 28th Dec.
I am going to start from Auckland and move southwards. Below are the places that I'd like to visit during the one month:
Since it's my first visit to New Zealand, I am planning to visit places where Tripadvisor recommends and maybe I'll deroute, depending on how my trip goes.
So my question is, would you reckon it's easy for me to visit the above places and their respective popular tourist sites with Intercity transportation? I plan to stay over at least a night in all the places so there's not much issues with my backpack. I'm just wondering if anyone knows whether the intercity bus will stop at the central area where I can move outwards easily to my destinations. I hope you guys understand what I'm trying to ask!!