Arriving in Christchurch mid Feb in the afternoon . Would it be best to hire a car from the airport or just take a bus into the town stay overnight and collect car the next day. Plan to drive from Christchurch and do the loop in 2 weeks.I guess it would make things a lot easier just collecting and dropping car back at Airport. Also is there any good books on accomodation or should I just do more research on the forum for accomodation.
WanakaLakes you have suggested some good 2 week itinerarys so think I might follow them . We hope to get some day hikes in ( loops ) maybe do some kayaking and also the doubtful sound overnight cruise . There is so much to see dont know where to start , Can see we will have to do another trip later.