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Help fine-tuning 4 weeks in South Island. February

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I've read and received many good ideas to help us plan our trip. Our plan with hotels is below and wonder if there are changes we should make. Our interests are hiking, some biking, photography and nature. We will be driving. here 'tis...
Feb 11 arrive Christchurch from US. overnight to sleep, find an outdoor store to buy trekking poles
Feb 12. pick up rental car; Anzed. drive to Mt. Cook. 2 nights Aoraki Court Motel
Feb 14 drive to Otago Peninsula. 3 nights Outlook apartment in Portobello.
Feb 17 drive to Nugget Point 1 night. Curio Bay Salthouse.
Feb 18 as of now we have 3 nights in Te Anau, The Croft B&B. (we are considering changing to Feb 18 Knobs Flats, Feb 19 & 20 The Croft. Should we? Will this make less driving and more hiking along Milford Rd?. next stop is Glenorcy. We could also change our 3 night res to Feb 20 as the last night in the area. help!)
Feb 21 and 22. Glenorchy. Kinloch Lodge
Feb 23-25 Wanaka. 3 nights Riverview Terrace. hike, bike, wineries
Feb 26 Okarito 1 night. Okarito Beach House. (is this a good choice and idea. We want to break up the drive to Nelson and Pohara Beach).
Feb 27 Westport. 1 night. lodging The Steeples
Feb 28 Nelson 1 night. lodging The Palms. next morning market. drive to Pohara
March 1-3 Pohara Beachfront Motel. 3 nights. Abel Tasman, hike, kayak, explore Golden Bay.
March 4 Picton 1 night. Fernview B&B.
March 5 morning boat to start Queen Charlotte Track hike. lodging Cnoc Na Lear
March 6 QCT Mahana Lodge
March 7 Debretts
March 8 & 9 Marlborough/Blenheim. lodging St. Leonards Vineyard Cottages. bike, etc
March 10 Kaikoura last night. Bendamere B&B. peninsula walk, etc
March 11 drive to CC for 4pm flight to US

Regret not getting to Banks Peninsula but don't see how to change the routing. Some hotels have deposits paid, many do not.

Welcome suggestions especially if we should change our 3 nights in Te Anau. is Catlins a good idea for breaking up the drive from Dunedin/Otago to Te Anau?

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays!

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