This is my first post here having recently taken the plunge and deciding to travel on my own to New Zealand in February 14. I am a 25 year old male from the UK and wondered if anyone else was going around this sort of time - I land in Auckland on 7th February?
I am currently planning to stay in New Zealand for 2.5 months slowly travelling both islands through the use of Stray then fly from Christchurch to Sydney (still considering a visit to Fiji). As it stands I anticipate on spending approximately 1 month on the North Island following the Stray route including Bay of Islands and East Cape. Then heading down to the South Island going down the West Coast all the way round to Kaikoura (I expect to then grab a Intercity bus back to Christchurch to fly on to my next location).
Anyone travelling at a similar time looking at Stray too? I have swung towards them over Kiwi Experience as they do visit a few additional places from the reviews I have read. Is this a fair assumption from anyone that may know?
Is 2.5 months a realistic period of time to enjoy each location without having a flash stop?