Four Weeks in New Zealand
Posted on Jun 28, 2013 by
My husband and I have the enviable challenge of figuring out how best to spend 4 weeks either in New Zealand alone or sharing that time in New Zealand with some time in Australia. It would be a first trip for either of us to that part of the world. Our college age son anticipates studying from Feb-June in Christchurch. We would aim to go in March or April.
We like national parks, birding and nature in general over museums and the like although we do like to walk in cities that have character and interesting neighborhoods. Can we hear suggestions from the New Zealanders and Australians of how you would recommend first timers spend 4 weeks - is it enough time to travel through New Zealand but would shortchange both countries if we tried to see any sights in Eastern AU as well? Is it advisable to rent a car for some/all of the time? Would we be best touring national parks with a group or on our own? Highlights of any NZ cities?
Thanks a lot.