I did a Contiki tour what seems like a lifetime ago, now it is time to return with my husband (his first trip to NZ) and newborn daughter who will be 4 months old. This will be our first family holiday and I am hoping to make it as relaxing as possible. We enjoy driving, so will rent a car. Both of us enjoy good food and wine so any advice would be appreciated. Accommodation budget is approximately $175-200 per night, hopefully they will have a cot available. Again any advice on accommodation which would be good with a baby would be appreciated.
Christchurch to Akaroa stay 2 nights - Was thinking Akaroa Kokopu Cottage? Other recommendations?
Akaroa to Dunedin stay 2 nights
Are we better off breaking up this trip from Akaroa to Dunedin up? Where would be a good place to stop?
Dunedin to Te Ana stay 2 nights with a day trip to Milford Sound
Any recommendations on cruises which would be suitable with a pram/4 month old?
Te Anau to Queenstown, stay 4 nights Thinking the St James Apartments to allow us to walk to dinner easily.
Queenstown to Wanaka, stay 2 nights
Wanaka to Lake Tapeko, overnight then return to Christchurch