We have a fabulous trip planned to Spain, with museums in Madrid and bodegas in La Rioja. Unfortunately, with the volcano ash, we can't get there, so we're thinking about New Zealand (I'm an airline employee) instead.
Looking for time in Marlborough, as well as the North Island, as we'll be flying over via SYD. We'll probably arrive on Sunday and leave on Saturday. Open to suggestions for wine, food, scenery and culture.