hi. early december this year i will be taking the family on a motor home tour of south island.
i have watched videos, looked at many photos and read forums on our chosen path and planned activities.
one of my concerns is, i have never driven a motor home before (we have booked the britz renegade - so you have a reference to the size of the vehicle i will be driving) and i am aware of the ever changing road conditions in NZ, especially in places like Arthur's pass.
after looking at many pics of small landslides, car and truck slides/roll-overs, single lane bridge crossings etc, i want to make sure i do everything in my control to keep my family safe (as well as not be a hazard to other road users).
do any experienced larger vehicle drivers have any advice for south island? generally we will be driving;
Christchurch to Arthur's pass (staying 2 nights)
Arthur's pass - Fox Glacier (1 night)
Fox Glacier - Queenstown (10 nights, with Milford sound 5 day walk! =D )
Q'town - Lake Tekapo (1 night)
Lake Tekapo - Christchurch.
i have made this itinerary realising fox glacier to Queenstown will be pretty much a full days drive, and have planned it to be an early start, relaxed drive, with plenty of stops/breaks etc.
does it sound ok?
thanks, and sorry for the long post!