An earlier post helped us finalise our early Dec itinerary below. We've now booked hotels etc and have gone for Apex after recommendations for our hire car. However, any top tips/don't miss ideas on half day walks, things to see/do, places to eat/drink, would be welcome.
Day 1: Fly Auckland - QT. Drive QT - Te Anau, Te Anau Overnight.
Day 2: Overnight Cruise, Fiordland Cruises, Doubtful Sound.
Day 3: Drive to QT, Overnight QT.
Day 4: QT Overnight, Dinner and winetasting at Amisfield Winery early evening.
Day 5: Drive QT - Wanaka (stop for breakfast, walk) - Haast (late lunch) - Franz Josef overnight.
Day 6: Helihike Franz Josef Guides AM - Overnight Franz Josef
Day 7: Drive to/Overnight in Arthurs Pass - Lunch in Hokitika - Sidetrip to Hokitika Gorge
Day 8: Afternoon: drive to CC Airport - Flight out to Sydney late pm.
We've been taking drive times from a combination of AA and NZ tourism sites. We're in our 30s and celebrating a delayed honeymoon. Reasonably fit, but not after extreme sports - we'll be steering clear of the bungy!