Roadtrip North to South or South to North ?
Replies: 15 - Last Post: Dec 2, 2012 3:02 AM Last Post By: Ozziegiraffe
Nov 29, 2012 7:18 AM
Roadtrip North to South or South to North ?Hi Guys,
We are planning to do a 20 days roadtrip in Feb. 2013.
I was wondering if it is better to drive from Auckland to Christchurch or from Christchurch to Auckland?
In other words, which dirrection is better:
Nord to South or South to North.
Any advice is greatly appriciated.
Thanx in advance
Nov 29, 2012 8:39 AM
Nov 29, 2012 8:49 AM
Nov 29, 2012 10:32 AM
3Because the major international airport is in Auckland.
Nov 29, 2012 11:21 AM
Nov 29, 2012 2:42 PM
5I'd wholeheartedly suggest North to South. The South Island is significantly more scenic, and a great place to finish your trip.
Nov 29, 2012 5:32 PM
Nov 29, 2012 6:45 PM
7It's true still what #1 said vehicles having to be relocated back to the north so you may get a better deal going South to North. If you do arrive Chch, the Kaiapoi i-SITE is just 19km north of the international airport with free easy carparking, its signed posted from SH1 they can help with weather forecasts to help you plan were to go first, they have some free maps and can do bookings etc
Nov 29, 2012 7:02 PM
8It can sometimes be warmer in the South Island in February, Ozziegiraffe, so I'm not sure that really applies here. Certainly at other times of the year you'd take that into account though.
Nov 30, 2012 9:52 PM
Nov 30, 2012 11:52 PM
10As #5 says, the scenery is better in the South, so if you go North it will be a bit of a letdown. I'm taking my wife to NZ for the first time in Jan/Feb, and will definitely go to the North Island first for this reason.
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