My partner and I are doing a 7 day trip to the South Island in late July- early Aug. We will be flying into Christchurch, and everyone has told me that there is more to see south of the island, so we are looking to make our way to Queenstown ASAP. I am a little wary of driving in the snow as I have no experience what so ever driving in those conditions. Would we be better off flying from Christchurch to Queenstown, or would we really be missing out on some amazing scenery/attractions not doing this drive?
I would appreciate any suggestions!!