In my self drive trip itinerary, one day I will be driving from Hanmer Springs to Christchurch, stop at the Countdown supermarket in New Brighton to buy some grocery before I proceed on to Akaroa, planning to visit Port Hill and Lyttelton on the way.
Can anyone suggest which is the best scenic route to drive? Is there any road still closed after the earthquake? I asked this because google map does not seem to allow me to travel one part of the scenic Summit Road.
Any suggestions for rest stops or photo stops are also very much appreciated.
Too few days to cover too many beautiful places.