I am in the very early stages of planning a trip to New Zealand and was hoping for some advice!
1. We are hikers so our ideal weather would be sunny but not overwhelmingly hot, with relatively low rainfall and we'd prefer to travel off-peak away from the crowds. What month/s would you recommend us visiting in?
2. We will have 3 weeks in total. How realistic would it be to spend one week on the North Island and two on the South? Or would we be better spending all 3 on the South Island? So far I have just read about the more "obvious" attractions but think I would like to visit Milford Sound, Fox and Franz Josef glaciers, Mount Cook, the Remarkables, Queenstown... does this sound feasible for 3 weeks? We would be hiring a car and obviously staying in different locations as we travel.
Thank you in advance for your tips!