I worry that my answer is only going to demonstrate my ignorance of NZ tourism and NZ in general.
For me, a good road trip destination would actually be Wellington. I know it's just another big city and if that's my idea of a road trip destination, then maybe I may as well stay in Auckland. It's just that I've always wanted to go to Wellington. It's our film capital, culture capital, etc. I feel like there must surely be lots to do in Wellington, so if I'm going to go on a long road trip, I should really go some place where I know I can experience a great deal of different things.
In a country like NZ, road tripping by car runs the risk of missing amazing scenery, or at least not being able to make the most of it. For that reason, I may sacrifice the road trip experience for a train ride down to Wellington (if ever I go). In saying that, an interest in scenery should make me re-evaluate my answer and choose a South Island destination.
· 8 years ago