My husband and I will be traveling Sep 14-30 from LAX to Auckland New Zealand for our honeymoon. We have flights planned to Auckland where we stay for 2 nights, then to Rotorua for 2 nights, then to Christchurch for 3 nights and to Queenstown for the remainder of our trip flying out from Queenstown- Auckland-LAX the final day. We are not opposed to renting a car to travel beyond the flight destination cities.
I have traveled to the South Island 11 years ago, and my husband has never been to either island. We are huge fans of wine tasting, beer tasting, out door activities, Lord Of The Rings, but we don't want to overwhelm ourselves, after all iris our honeymoon/ vacation.
We are looking for advice on where to travel, what to do, sight seeing, hotels (budget friendly but nice for a honeymoon), tour recommendations, dinning. I fell in love with NZ when I was there and I want my husband to feel the same thing. Thank you so much for any and all advice and recommendations you can offer us.