As I cannot see a map of the New Zealand’s South Island my challenge is determining where exactly the various adventures are located and then using Google to locate the hire companies.
I have sort of overcome working out where each place is located by finding pre-packaged tours and following their routes to a degree. This is time consuming but I’m finding some really great NZ website that give ideas where places are.
Wikipedia is a great resource as it tells me surrounding areas, size of town and in some cases kms from other main towns or cities.
I’m starting with a cycle hire and have to e-mail all the various hire companies to determine if they have a tandem cycle. I am doing this with all the various adventures.
Accommodation and travel should not be an issue as we will hire a small motor home so we’ve got it all in one.