Our favourite activities were: Cathedral Cove Boat tour was great, Hobbiton was of course wonderful, the Glowworm Caves were fun, Tranzalpine train was a highlight for sure. Doubtful sound was very scenic albeit a very long day but worth it. the Penguin tour near Dunedin was one of my favorites!
Oh we last minute booked a couple other activities that I thought I would mention in case they are on your list and you can still count us a good review or you can possibly add them to your list of fun things to do!
. We did the Coromandel Driving Creek Railway Train which was honestly a ton of fun for a little train!
We also ended up doing a second boat tour with Coromandel Ocean Adventures. They were super great. We were the only ones booked on the tour and though it was also a bit windy Richie took us out and showed us some of his favorite spots and we had a really great time.
The other fun/silly thing we did was visit the EnkleDooVery Korna Wallaby Park. It was cold and pouring down rain but Gwen was very funny and she had gumboots for us to change into and handwashing stations and the wallabies were worth every penny!We had a really wonderful time!
Not having to plan every detail really saved me personally this year. I had too much going on and simply couldn't do it. It was really wonderful and I'm in charge of planning a family history trip to Croatia/Slovenia next year and I am going to consider finding a similar travel company over there to help me organize everything!