Hi, we are visiting the South Island for the first time. Woohoo! We are a family with 2 grown children son 19 and daughter 16 years old. We like scenery but not hikes, exciting activities and good food. Can you offer some advice on our itinerary? Thanks for your thoughts.
Arrive Christchurch, stay 1 night,
1 night in either Lake Tekapo or Twizel? Which is recommended?
3 nights Queenstown
1 night Te Anau with a visit to Milford Sound
2 nights at Wanaka
2 nights Franz Josef to visit both glaciers
1 night Greymouth or Punakaiki. Which is recommended?
TransAlpine train to Christchurch
1 night Christchurch
We have 4 more nights to spend at any of the above or other destinations. Any advice as to where to spend these? Also would like to be in Queenstown for new years eve which would mean an extra night spent either there or somewhere before there. Thanks so much.