I'm all booked up to spend a month over in Oz and New Zealand from mid January on a delayed honeymoon (apart from a 4 day jaunt to Iceland straight afterwards we've not really done anything just the 2 of us to celebrate, so this is it)
After a few days in Brisbane we've got a few days in Wellington and then a bawhair over 2 weeks to zip around as much of the South Island as possible.
Rough plan, assuming the transport links down the east coast get sorted by mid-Jan is to take the train from Picton to Christchurch, then the train cross country to Greymouth before picking up a hire car and driving to Franz Joseph Glacier, then Wanaka, Queenstown, Fjordland National Park then Dunedin and back up to Christchurch from where we fly back to Brisbane and then homewards.
Anyway, I know we're a fairly well travelled and urbane bunch so if anyone has any inspiring ideas for places to go/stay and things to do then don't be shy in sharing them.
We'll not be staying anywhere longer than 2 or 3 nights owing to time constraints but all suggestions/opinions etc welcome