Avidly reading forums, absolutely brilliant info.
We are arriving from Melbourne at 3:00 Sunday arvo mid feb, hiring a car. We want to stay in Christchurch at end of our 2 weeks rather than 1st night. Was planning to go over Arthur's first, but may do trip in reverse (we're doing a figure 8), so want to head to Tekapo for Sunday night.
Don't want to rush the trip at all, but that seems the best part to rush, if you have to rush any bit!
So, would leaving ChCh around 4:30-5:00 be OK, or silly?
Will take your wise advice!