Clyde and Cromwell were a couple of towns on route from Dunedin to Queenstown. We went cross-country via Middlemarch "Lord of the Rings territory," stunning. However, everywhere since seems to be labled as "Lord of the Rings territory." To be honest you can't go wrong on NZ, you jut need a map and point your van. You'll see amazing countryside and be rubber-necking natural site of beatuty and wonders of nature every 10 minutes. You really do have to resist the need to stop otherwise you'll never get to wherer you plan to go. So we stopped at a damn and the odd spot for a cup of tea before arriving in Queenstown and pitching up just before dusk.
Much love C & P xx