Small tours are the way to go especially when you have Matt for a driver, making history Come Alive! Of course you need to take his great sense of humor with a couple of grains of salt... Wish we could have done the whole 28 days, but had to be content with 14 fully packed days of sight seeing and immersion into Kiwis (fruit, bird & 2 legged kinds). Take an extra day to go see Hobbiton - awesome place. My main complaint - my suitcase was underweight! I did not do a good job of supporting the NZ economy! Spectacular scenery, friendly people, great weather, really good beer & flat white coffee. What's not to love? Many thanks!