We will be in New Zealand beginning January 7, departing January 28 from Auckland. Please advise if the itinerary below makes sense or if there are other areas we should visit.
We are not doing the west coast primarily because my wife does not enjoy winding mountain roads (plus we just went to Alaska, so we have seen a lot of glaciers recently).
Day1-3 Queenstown (arrive from Melbourne)
Day 4-5 Pick up car drive and stay Te Anau- Milford etc.
Day 6-7 Wanaka
Day 8-9 Mt Cook & Lake Tekapo
Day 10-Fly Christchurch to Wellington late
Day 11 Welington
Day 12-14 Pick up car- Martinborough, wine and more wine
Day 15 Napier
Day 16 Lake Taupo
Day 17-18 Rotorua
Day 19-21 Drop car & stay Auckland
Thank you in advance for any input and improvements