I have travelled to New Zealand on a few occassions but most recently in 2009. It is a beautiful country and we had an amazing time. From Auckland we hired a car and travelled south to Rotorua to see the geysers and bubbling mud pools. Then it was onto Waitomo for some caving and backwater rafting with the crew from Black Water Rafting Co. From here we continued south to Wellington to catch the ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton on the South Island.
On the South Island we did a wine tour in the Marlborough region and then continued further south to Franz Joseph Glacier which was the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. We finished the trip with snow boarding in Queenstown and then a visit to Christchurch and we were able to see it in all its beauty before it suffered devastating earth quakes in 2011.