Hi all, I don't think that there is a right answer but your views would be most welcome..
I have 5 days and four nights in mid November to travel between Nelson and Lumsden.
For the first part:
should I take the coast road via Kaikoura
the Molesworth dirt trail (car hire permitting) between Blenheim and Hanmer Springs?
Onto north of Canterbury
Should I go via Arthur's Pass and West coast and glaciers to Wanaka
Tekapo, Pukaki, Lindis pass to Wanaka.