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Road Trip to NI and SI on a Campervan versus Motels and BB in August

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We are planning 16 days trip to NI and SI in August and since my dad has always wanted to do a road trip on a campervan, we think that this will be the perfect opportunity to make his dream come true.
After reading various of trip reports and itineraries, I started to worry if that would be a good idea considering that August is still winter, the road can get really slippery and the temperature can get really low at night.
Would anyone able to help on this since we have never been to NZ before and have never rented a campervan before.
We will be arriving in Auckland, visit Rotorua and drive to Wellington, cross by the ferry and continue on from Picton down to Queenstown and Milford Sound , Te Anau, Arrowtown, Fox Glazier and fly back from Christchurch.
Where are the camp sites mostly located? Are there plenty of them available in NI and SI along the route between Picton to Queenstown to Christchurch?
Can we park the campervan overnight such as next to the lake, river or beach or do we have to find camp sites or DOC sites?
Since it would be really cold in winter, would hire a people mover car and stay in Motels/BB a better idea? It would be really uncomfortable for my family and i would feel real awful if they cant have a good sleep at night.
Can we take shower while the van is moving?
Will the campervan with a 2lt engine (6berth) powerfull enough to drive up Mt Cook / Fox Glazier?
Would it be easy to drive the campervan to town to buy groceries and food?
Any suggestion and advise would be really appreciated.
Thank you

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