I'm currently preparing a detailed plan for a 4-week round trip through New Zealand. You know, there is so much to be seen and even 4 weeks are not enough
It comes in form of an excel spreadsheet with dates, distances, times and points of interest. In its general form it has been reviewed by one local and one tourist I know well and who has been to NZ in Dec06/Jan07.
So I hope it is quite well thought out and gives you a good idea where to go in NZ. It covers 4500km (!) and doesn't even touch anything north of Auckland. If you have to shorten it, cut 4-5 nights out of Wellington, Nelson, Coromandel, Te Anau, but you certainly will regret it.
Here is my trip planner
(...I will report afterwards how usefull it was
Any suggestions are welcome, esp. with respect to the (photographic) conditions in the Waitomo caves, or any other point of interest
If you'd like to PM me: You're welcome!
Here is the site I used to start planning: http://www.newzealand.com/travel/International/
And here is another site of someone who loves NZ and shows photos of his travel(s): www.stephans-world.de
. He will post his new pictures soon...