I'm thinking about a 2 week trip in March or November. We have timeshare so we'd be looking at 2 x one week bases. I was initially thinking one week on each island, but a quick look at the map and I'm now thinking that I should choose one island only, and come back another time to see the island we missed. Thoughts?
We like outdoor stuff - walking, scenery, birdwatching. Not interested in cities. I'm planning to hire a car. The two areas that interest me most (without doing any research at all) are Bay of Islands and the mountains/sounds of the South Island (yes - very convenient getting from one to the other!!)