South Island Independent tours


Has anyone had any recent experience/recommendations with the "Independant" tours advertised on and a few other sites? Ive not encountered this style of tour before so am also keen for some details on what they entail. At first glance they seem a reasonable halfway compromise between doing all the driving yourself and the really regimented escorted tour.

Looking at 10 days Id think, in mid-late Nov.

Thanks so much in advance!