We are travelling to NZ for our very belated honeymoon next year and are spending around 4 weeks on each Island. We are doing a lot of touristy stuff in North Island and sometimes only passing through an area for a day, maybe 2 max. But the iconic beauty in South Island means we really want to take it a bit slower there are spend more time really seeking, rather than just looking.
I seem to still be trying to pack waaaaaaay too much in from the guidebooks so really need advice on where is best to go, what can be missed and how long to spend in each area. We are camping around and can 'get lost' a bit easier because we aren't bound by train locations or needing to be in a city.
We are mainly looking to kayak and walk (although we are probably more suited to day-walking) so really need to know - is 3-4 days in each area (Milford Sound, Abel Tasman, Kaiboura) enough time to explore and feel like we've really experienced it?
Many thanks in advance!
Anna and Jamie