Our two guides Brent and Andrew were very knowledgeable and made the sometimes long bus rides entertaining. Brent was only with us for five days and we were sorry to see him go but Andrew took over and made a flawless transition. You spend a long time with your guide so to have ones who are full of information and fun to be with makes the trip ..
The included lunch stops, one on a farm one in a vineyard and one at Lake Tarawera were great. Hokianga Harbour was a lovely spot to stay and body boarding down the dunes was great fun with a little healthy completion lol. Kerikeri where the treaty of Waitangi was first signed very worth seeing. Hole in the rock cruise great and we got to go through the rock as weather permitted. Lake Rotoiti on the Yacht was very relaxing and we were looked after by staff with sunscreen, hats and bubbly on our way back. Wal-O-Tapu Thermal Reserve was amazing. Abel Tasman National Park and seeing the Weka bird up close another bit of New Zealand to remember. Franz Josef Glacier breathtaking. Stopped for lunch in Hokitika and walked to beach and had a lovely surprise. There was a beach art festival made from driftwood. Some really amazing pieces of art. Favourite cites Wellington, Queenstown and Wellington and Nelson.. I know there is much more but I have put down the highlights I can remember.