Hey guys- I know you are tired of these type questions, but it will help me finalize the trip as I feel like I've got too many spots to hit thus far. I will be travelling solo by rental car.
Also of importance, I am a wheelchair traveler as I was paralyzed several years ago. While I can't do a lot of hikes, I am pretty mobile and love the outdoors- there are quite a few accessible walks in south island, I've heard. If there are any really bad towns/points with serious hills/elevation, then I'd rather know them now then on my trip. This is one reason I'm passing on Franz Josef- I've seen glaciars long time ago in Alaska, but I can't really hike around them on wheels.
Dec 3- Auckland
Dec 4- Waitomo Caves (i've read they are accessible)
Dec 5- Wellington
Dec 6- Ferry to Picton/Marlborough
Dec 7- Marlborough wine tasting
Dec 8- Kaikoura
Dec 9- Mount Cook or Wanaka
Dec 10- Mount Cook or Wanaka
Dec 11- Queenstown- jetboat
Dec 12- Milford Sound
Dec 13- Queenstown- bungy
Dec 14- fly back to Auckland/final wind down
Dec 15- return home to LA :(
I've never been more excited for a trip, ever!Edited: 23 October 2013, 20:46