How does this beginning portion of our South Island itinerary flow?
Dunedin - 2 nights - flight from Auckland arrives at 9:40 AM
Catlins - 2 nights - Curio Bay overnight (Nugget Point Lighthouse, Purakaunui Falls, Cannibal Bay, Curio Bay)
Glenorchy - 5 hour drive from Curio Bay - stop off in Queenstown for supplies for home rental. 8-10 nights. Explore area and get ready for coming Milford & Routeburn walks.
Key question - should we break up the drive from Curio Bay to Glenorchy and overnight along the way? suggestions? see our following plan....
After Glenorchy, walk The Classic - combo of Milford Track and Routeburn Track - 8 days/7 nights plus 1 night in Queenstown pre & post walk. Between the Milford & Routeburn walks, there is a rest day in Te Anau.
After The Classic & the post night in Queenstown - go to Wanaka - total rest and recuperation!
And continuing on....