A stress free driving experience in South Island August '10 for 16 days.

A stress free driving experience in South Island August '10 for 16 days.

Can anyone suggest the best itinerary for scenery without getting ourselves into trouble on the roads. Which parts of the island should we definitely avoid. thanks!

Question about Drive New Zealand's South Island

Are you definitely planning on the South Island?

Here's a good South Island Itinerary: http://www.worldreviewer.com/holiday-ideas/new-zealands-south-island

Andrew (I'm not quite sure how to reply to you). My Australian friend who toured North Island last August has tried to change my mind. So,no, if it is really a bad idea we'll do North Island

There's lots on both islands, it's just that the South Island is known more for extreme sports- bungy, rafting, climbing, that sort of thing, rather than relaxing.

Mainly, I was attracted to the type of scenery in the South Island but bad road conditions are not for me!!Thanks for your help,though. We'll be touring the North Island , definitely.

One thought would be to talk to people who do or arrange cycling holidays - they're bound to know the relaxing road routes?