My husband and I are travelling solo to New Zealand and Australia for 22 days. We have our Australia itinerary pinned down and have a tentative plan for New Zealand. We are in our early 50's and enjoy nature, beaches, history and culture. We are not avid hikers although a little bit would not hurt. Our trip begins early December 2013. We flyinto Auckland from Usa and spend 2 nights there. We will drive to Rotorua and explore mid land through Wellington. We are trying to determine whether we should fly from Wellington to Queenstown for a few nights or whether we should take the ferry to the Picton on the south island and just explore that area before going to Australia.I also wondeered whether we should just concentrate on the Northern Island in New Zealand and go to the tip of the north to include the Bay of Islands and/or the ninety mile beach.
What would you recommend. Please help! Thank you so much! By the way, what does Queenstown really have to offer in December. We are not interested in bunjy jumping or skiiing!