My question is: should I go direct to Mossman then Queenstown? Or is it worth going via Manapouri and Te Anau. That will add about 100 kms. I will not be stopping at those places.
I would just like to know which route has the better roads - scenery, etc. My objective is good riding roads. I prefer mountains/windy, scenic roads, etc. to boring straight highways.
Any advice will be appreciated.