At last we are going to NZ for a month in late Jan-Feb 12, we are visiting friends in Auckland and staying in their lodge at Lake Rotioti. Then we are off on our own down to South Island; so O experienced ones:
Where should we go, where should we not miss? We are not young backpackers or bungee freaks we just want to see the beautiful sights and wildlife (not the people kind!).
What is a good itinerary, how long would it take and is it best to travel by car and B&B or a camper van?.
This may be our only litime visit so I would really like to maximise the experience and would appreciate any advise.