Thanks for getting in touch.
If you have the time spare- its definitely worth taking some you take some extra time to explore the country. Some great ideas for places to spend - Rotorua, Taupo, Wellington, Abel Tasman, Queenstown, and Christchurch. You could also look to add on one of our add-on passes- such as the Bay of Islands/ Cape -to visit the "winterless north" of NZ - or explore the south of the country with our Deep South pass.
To help your planning - its a great idea to download our free travel app in either google play or the app store- it will help you plan your trip.
If you let us know how long you have we can create a customised itinary for you.
Happy planning- see you soon!
Thanks for your reply. From my understanding all those places are a part of the Funky Chicken pass so definitely will be visiting them. I think I am in need of a customized itinerary as you mentioned so that I know when to book flights and how long I will be in each place. I have from June 17 (start in Auckland) -July 9th (finish in Auckland) and if it's tight on time I will fly from Christchurch to Auckland (if that allows me to do Milford Sound).
Hi Melissa, flying from CHC- AKL is definitely a good way of freeing up some extra time, will reply to your email.