Hi! I'm new to the board, though I've been lurking and reading posts for a while. My husband and I are planning a trip to New Zealand in Jan/Feb of next year. He loves to be on his bike, I prefer cars. So, we were going to compromise with a few days touring on a motorcycle and 12 days or so in a convertible. My question is which parts of the South Island have "the best/must ride" routes, and what will be able to be done in a convertible? I don't particularly like to ride in the rain, and it seems to me the west coast is the rainiest. My tentative plan is 4 days on the moto starting in Christchurch-Greymouth-Nelson-Kaikura-Christchurch, and then renting the car to get to Lake Tekapo-Dunedin-Te Anau-Queenstown-Franz Joseph-Punakaki-Christchurch, with some days staying to see penguins, do Milford Sound, bungee jump, etc. I want to start booking the car/motorcycle in advance. I don't know if I can do more than 4 days sitting on the back of a motorcycle, but I might could do it if we would be missing some amazing riding somewhere. Am I missing anything vital? Thanks in advance for any insight!