We are flying in to Queenstown in mid February to start a three-week campervan trip though both islands. We arrive early on a sunday evening, but our flight arrives just too late (6.00pm) to pick up the camper that night, so we need to find a hotel for the one night, then pick up the camper from the airport office the following morning.
We've never been to Queenstown, so we are not familiar with the airport/town geography.
We plan to hang around the Queenstown area for 2-3days after that, making various trips.
So, I've got a couple of questions:
(1) Any suggestions for a modest/mid-price hotel for that first night? I am guessing that airport locations will be expensive, but that if we stay further from the airport e.g. in the town, we'd have the hassle/cost of getting transport to/from the airport. But we'd like to spend a pleasant evening, which will be our first in NZ.
(2) Any ideas for good places (campsites or other) to park the camper at in the Q'town area for the following couple of days?