I am planning a NZ trip this summer in late Dec' 13. It would be with family & friends with small kids as well (aged between 2 - 5).
At this stage I can think of SYD-CHC-SYD return flight. Idea would be to hire a car or a campervan and drive all the way to Queenstown down south and cover all possible major attractions.
It would be a 7-8 days trip. 6 adults and 2 kids. I need your advise on planning my itinerary for the complete trip including overnight stays. I am actually confused with few things.
1. Since we would be covering the complete south island via road. How would the overnight stay workout between our road trips?
2. I have never travelled or stayed in a campervan/motorhome. Since we would have two small kids, how suitable it would be to stay overnight in campervan?
3. Is it possible to base yourself to any particular city (may be QTN) and then do road trips daily. Its easy when you have don't have to pack/unpack & check-in/check-out again & again specially with kids.
I am sure there are many other posts re the itinerary planning but I guess they are all based on certain needs etc.
Would highly appreciate if you can spare few minutes and provide your valuable suggestions.
Many thanks in advance.