I think the impulse trip I did a few days ago with my cousin was the best thing ever! We are pretty alike - both woolly lovers, both love taking photos and both pretty frugal around travelling. We took breakfast, lunch and dinner with us on our 5 day journey - did end up with indian takeaway one night after an accidental adventure one day and also bought a scone and cup of tea another day, but that sure saved us lots of money for...wool :)
The scenery is just stunning in Central Otago - check out the views while on the road! I've took around 300 photos - was totally blown away! I'm trying only to print a select few for scrapbooking too - it will be hard to cull them!