I have been traveling by bus since Auckland. I have not had a problem until I reached Hokitika. There does not seem to be any direct bus service to Queenstown from Hokitika. If anyone is heading in that direction and would like to share there gas costs that would be great.
Hey, I am from Germany and I will be travelling the West Coast. Since I meet a friend in Wellington I cannot stay in Punakaiki but have to continue to Richmond or - in the best case - Kaiterteri. Anyone doing this drive (a stop for the Pancake Rocks would be great!!) and wanting to share fuel? :)