My husband and I are on a world trip, never been to New Zealand, will be coming here after spending 30 days in Australia and 2 weeks in Fiji.
We arrive Feb 23 and leave March 15. I'm finding some good prices for inter New Zealand flights and wanted to know if the following itinerary sounds good. We are vegan and enjoy nature and want to see the beautiful side of New Zealand, not shopping or restaurants or vineyards etc.
Auckland 4 days
Bay of Islands 3 days
Rotura 3 days
Christchurch 5 days
Queenstown 5 days
Auckland 1 day
These are the cities we can fly into and then do activities or sight seeing from there. Can anyone tell me if they would spend more or less time in these areas and if they are good choices for a first time to New Zealand? I know 3 weeks isn't a lot but we won't be coming back for a long time.