I am planning a self-drive holiday, with some friends, for about four weeks in North and South Islands. Being in the education field, my longer and longest school holidays are in Dec/Jan and June/July respectively. I prefer to travel in winter. I am thinking of starting from North Island and finishing my holiday in South Island.
Please advise if renting a campervan is a good idea or not, especially in winter. Also, I would appreciate your input on the activities that we could get involved in and the places we should not miss. Are road maps available outside of NZ?