As planning/research continues for our 6-week Dec - Jan trip, I would some opinions on the best excursions - as we cannot afford to go on all of them as they are all pretty costly.
Will be in Paihai, Abel Tasman Park, Catlin Coats, Te Anau, and Dunedin - where there should be marine wildlife. For sure, we are doing the Milford Sound cruise.
Considering dolphin watch and swim in Paihai and sea kayaking in Abel Tasman. Would love to do the seal swim in AT, but cannot afford to do both. Also, thinking about the Elm Wildlife tour since it gets great ratings - but unsure about this one since it is not really much action. Would really love to see some penguins and don't know if Elm would accomplish this.
Any comments and additional suggestions would be appreciated.