Going from Christchurch-Franz-Wanka/Queenstown- Milford Sound & depart from Queenstown in 6 days (i don't drive)suggestions?
You could consider the Magic Bus http://www.magicbus.co.nz/ but they do it in the opposite direction I think. Perhaps the Kiwi Experience might work out for you. http://www.kiwiexperience.com/ or maybe public transport might work or if you took the train as mentioned above you might be able to join Magicbus in Greymouth mid tour. I would avoid hitch hiking if I were you, a hitch hiker was murdered in NZ when I was there. Why take an unnecessary risk. almost 6 years ago