My husband and I are planning our first visit to New Zealand in February 2013. The more that we read about NZ, the more we want to see. Since we cannot see it all in one month, we are asking for suggestions from those “in the know”. We really do not know where to start our search.
For one of our weeks, we would like to rent a beach house in a naturally beautiful but low key area. We are seeking an area that has comfy but, not up scale beach houses in an area that has a few casual sea food restaurants and a grocery. We like to walk, watch birds, cook and enjoy nature. For this leg of our journey, we are not seeking a high traffic “where it’s happening” type of place. We are planning to visit Marlborough Sound, so if you know of areas that fit this description, please share. We will further research any ideas suggested. Thank you for your assistance.