This leg of the trip was especially exciting for me, because it included several South Island stops that had been on my list, making it a fresh New Zealand adventure for all of us.
My best friends from home were coming to visit, which I was over the moon about. But they wanted to see the whole damn country in 2 weeks. Thanks to my pro planning abilities, I came up with a whirl wind itinerary across both islands. Here is our week on the North Island.