I feel I need to apologise ahead of this question: I usually plan trips well in advance and with plenty of thorough research. Not so this time. All very last-minute and very tired.
In South Island for 7 days. Myself, my wife, 16 yo son and 18 yo daughter. The 'kids' are generally good travellers/company, but I would want them to be doing some stuff they would enjoy/be interested in.
So far, have: two nights Christchurch (including night of our arrival from Aus) then drive to Wanaka; two nights in Wanaka ( I have a relative there!). After that, too many choices, not enough brain power to decide! Would like to avoid huge drives + constant movement.
But we're thinking West Coast to then loop back to Christchurch.
So we could do:
Wanaka - Glaciers (travel day)
Glaciers - Glaciers
Glaciers - Greymouth (travel day)
Greymouth - Greymouth (or maybe somewhere between Greymouth and Christchurch?)
Greymouth (or somewhere between) - Christchurch
What are people's thoughts? Any ideas re specific activities?