Err... I was there for about 3 weeks. Just rented a car and off I went. I don't really plan, that's my style. Just book the first night you reach there and the rest will follow. People living in the backpacker hostels have lots of good recommendations of where to go. Remember to bring a lonely planet along... that's all you need.
Feb you might not see so much snow liao, so... it was already disappearing when i was there. Might see other kinda scenery though.
those are great pics of new zealand man... been there once when i was quite young... really brought back some good memories man... so can i ask how much u spent for that 3 weeks? it must have been costly huh?
ur pics speaks wonders man... really... sighz.. i need to go somewhere... haha...
I spent about 3k I think. Difficult to calculate 'coz I wasn't alone.
-About 500 for car (shared)
-About 1400 for air ticket, ferry (from south to north island), domestic flight (from north to south), petrol and other transport costs
-Remaining 700-800 for expenses when I was there
I stayed mostly in backpackers, so the average cost's about NZD20 a night. Getting a BBH card will give you discounts n lots of other perks, so do check it out. Feel free to drop me a PM if you need more information.