I am planning on traveling both North and South Island from mid August to mid September (26 days). My boyfriend and I are both 19 and planning on hiring a car to travel around.
We are interested in outdoor pursuits (hoping to include a couple of days skiing) but also very happy just taking in the wonderful landscapes of New Zealand. We definitely would like to go whale watching, glacier walking and visit Milford Sound.
What are the absolute must do's on and off the beaten track? If anyone has any winter travel tips it would be greatly appreciated!
What is the best way to travel between each island and is it better to spend longer in certain places or keep moving most days?