Excited to revisit NZ on April next year, and me and my travel companion are about to book our flights soon. We have the option to fly in to Christchurch or Dunedin (unfortunately Queenstown is not an option, because of some reasons). Where should we be based in? Would love to hear your opinions:
-We only have 6 days/5 nights,4 full days (arriving late and departing early)
-Priority is to drive to Queenstown (which from my brief research seems to be the best destination?)
-Dunedin: much closer to Queenstown, but all the car rental seems to be closed by 8pm, and the taxi is quite hefty.
-Christchurch: would love to see the city, but the drive seems a bit far. I get tired quite easy when driving. Also, I would prefer flat, easy, straight roads over scenic but curvy and uphill ones.
-Booking a Christchurch to Queenstown flight would be above budget, so must really go by land
-Which would be better as an overall base?
Too many things to see and too few days. I explored the North before (which I loved), and would like to see as much of the region as possible.
Thanks in advance! Cheers!