Another potentially weird question...
Is there an alternate route from Geraldine to the Catlins, avoiding SH 1 along the east coast?
I realize Fairlie-Burkes Pass-Tekapo-Omarama is an option, but at that point I'm not sure if it makes more sense to then turn towards Oamaru on 83 ( I seem to remember the east coast getting prettier after Oamaru) , or continue to Alexandra, Roxburgh and Milton via 8.
OR, is there a sealed road that runs parallel to SH 1 that might be more scenic than SH 1?
We've got all day to make the drive, but if it's an ugly drive or just downright silly in terms of distance and time of year (June), we'll certain listen to reason.
PS - Fingers crossed I didn't ask this same question previously!Edited: 09 May 2012, 02:07