am i crazy trying to start planning now for a trip to NZ next month???
first off, our dates are not flexible... we have 12/8-12/23 and we'd like to spend those 2 weeks in NZ (both North and South) but i understand that Dec. is a very popular time of the year to go...
we definitely want to do the major highlights (various water activities/bungee in Queestown, Milford or Doubtful Sounds, climb a glacier, rent a car to drive through the South, etc., etc... then make our way up to the North to relax on some beautiful beaches).
will everything (lodging, car rental, activities) already be booked by now? will we still be able to book some nice hotels... sign up for the best activities and rent a car all before Dec. 8th? just how busy/crowded is it during Dec.? should we scrap NZ for another time when we're more prepared??