I spent three weeks in New Zealand between December 2011 and January 2012. Traveled from Auckland up to Bay of Islands, then all the way down to Queenstown and ended the trip in Christchurch.
I pretty much saw the whole country but did not have enough time to enjoy it as much as I should have. Three weeks is not nearly long enough to soak in the sights and sounds of this beautiful country. You need at least double the time.
I still saw and did many incredible things and met such amazing people. Memories were created, relationships were formed. Here is a little of what I saw and some of the people I met.