My husband and I will be visiting New Zealand in November 2012 for four weeks. I have never been and he is a Kiwi who hasn't been back since he left in 1978.
We have family and friends to visit in the Auckland area for which I am planning to book a car and an apartment for the first week. After that, I'd like to tour the north island and maybe a bit of the south.
My question is, is it better to book a self drive tour with a car and vouchers for the accommodation included, or can we just do it ad hoc, rent a car and rely on turning up in a place and finding somewhere to stay?
Thanks for and opinions.