My boyfriend and I are traveling to NZ October 8th- 15, 2011.
The first year we spent our time on the South Island--flew from Auckland to Christchurch then onto Hokitka to Fox Glacier to Te Anau to Milford Sound and flew out of Queenstown back to Auckland.
The second year we were all over the northern part of the North Island- drove from Auckland to Whangarei to KeriKeri to Bay of Islands to Waipoua Forest and back to Auckland.
This year we have added another companion- my bf's mother.
We are having such a difficult time picking a route this year; being this will be my bf's mother's first time in NZ; we are trying to explore other parts of NZ we have not seen, but also want to highlight some places that his mom has got to see. We are absolutely willing to take her to places we have already been to. Any advice would be wonderful, our only concerns would be the weather at that time of the year and what places would be appropriate for his mom who is not a very big fan of hiking due to her bad knees.
Matt & Nicole