I thought I hit send this morning but it never showed up so I'll try again.
I could use some help with one night in QTN. I just need clean and quiet and would prefer ensuite bathroom. I checked BBH and it looks most of the well rated places are shared bathrooms and I'm afraid they are going to be party central in a place like QTN. I've spent the entire weekend going through reviews and my head is about to explode.
We're doing the 8:15 AM Shotover River rafting trip and then we're heading to Te Anau. Since it sounds like there's not much in the way of restaurants in Glenorchy, I decided to stay in QTN the night before so we won't have to get up so early and so we can do something there if the weather stinks or we're about to die from all the hiking in Wanaka, Mt Cook and Glenorchy ;-).
FWIW, this is what I've got so far. We are never in the room so we're just looking for a good night's sleep. If you see any big mistakes, let me know.
Motueka- Eden's Edge Backpackers 2 nights
Murchison- Lazy Cow Backpackers- 1 nt, waiting on conf
Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel- 1 nt, how do we keep the keas from eating our car overnight?
Lake Matheson Motel- Fox Glacier 2 nts
Wanaka Pakpaka- King shared bath 1 nt, Lake View 2 nts
Mt Cook-? 1 nt
Glenorchy- ? Glenorchy Hotel or Mt Earnslaw Motel 2nts
Te Anau- Alpenhorn Motel 2 nts
Doubtful Sound overnight cruise
Invercargill-? 1 nt
Curio Bay- Curio Bay Salthouse 1 nt
Our last night??? We're planning to be at Nugget Point before sunset but we'd like to see some of Dunedin before our 4:30 PM flight and that's ~1 1/2 hrs away. Not sure if we should stay around Kaka Point and get up early and head out, drive partway to Milton or try to go all the way up to Dunedin. What's the drive to Dunedin like if we drove there after looking for penguins at Nugget Point?