We will be on the South Island for 3 weeks in February/March. We leave Wanaka (after 2 nights) on Feb 25 and must get to Abel Tasman late on March 1st.
Question: Fox or Franz Joseph? We would like to to see the glaciers; spouse will helihike, I may or may not. Thing is, it's sort of my birthday (leap year, so no official day next year) and I'd like it to be a bit special, but I've gotten the impression that either of these towns are really just stopovers for the glaciers.
We're just unsure how to manage this portion of the trip, where to stop for the three nights we've allotted for the transit, etc.