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14 day honeymoon in NZ. Itinerary help please

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Hi,

We are planning to visit NZ from Dec 26, 2014 - Jan 9th 2015 on our Honeymoon. We will be landing in Auckland on 26 Dec (00.05 hrs) and will be leaving back from Auckland on 9th Jan (1:35 hrs). Our budget is around 5500 NZD excluding tickets.

I need your help in suggesting and reviewing my 14 day Itinerary, as my would be husband will be the only one driving throughout, and we are looking forward for a relaxing time out after all the busy ceremonies and hectic months we will go through.
Any suggestions on Hotel / resorts specially in Auckland and Queenstown / Wanaka will be most welcome.
Also if you can suggest what we should be seeing at the places We will be visiting will be welcomed.

Itineray 1 ----------

26 - 27 stay in Auckland and explore (site seeing suggestions)

28. Fly to CHC; explore

29. drive to Mt Cook via Lake Tekapo

30. Drive to Queenstown (2N)

31 explore/celebrate NYE

1 Jan. Drive to Wanaka

2. Drive to FJG

3. Heli flight; drive to Punakaiki

4. Drive to Hanmer Springs via Lewis Pass or directly to Chch via Arthurs Pass

5. Drive to Chch

6. Fly to Rotorua (2N)

7. Explore thermal area

8. Drive to AKL via Waitomo Caves

9. Fly home
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Itinerary 2 ------
26th Dec - Auckland - Rest after long flight

27th Dec - Drive to Coromandel

28th Dec - Coromandel

29th Dec - Coromandel to Rotorua via Hobbiton

30th Dec - Explore Rotorua -

31st Dec - Drive to Auckland via Waitomo and fly to Queenstown. Or fly from Rotorua to Queenstown

1st - Queenstown

2nd - Queenstown

3rd - Queenstown or Wanaka

4th - Drive to Franz Josef

5th - Franz Josef

6th - Punakaiki

7th - Christchurch

8th - Christchurch, fly to Auckland in evening

9h - Fly home

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Itinerary 3 ----

26. Auckland

27. Fly to ChCh

28. Drive to Mt. Cook Via Lake Tekapo

29. Mt. Cook stay

30. Drive to Queenstown

31. Queenstown

1. Queenstown

2. Queenstown to Wanaka ( I wanted to go to Milford sound , but not sure if I can do a day trip to kayak there) Any suggestions pls. how to fit in this in my schedule OR will it be too much of driving?

3. drive to FJG - stay there a day (accommodation suggestion? )

4. Punakaiki - stay there a day (accommodation suggestion? )

5. ChCh - drive to ChCh via arthur's pass

6. Auck - site seeing and accomodation suggestion (which area should we look for a hotel)

7. Auck - site seeing

8. Auck - site seeing

9th - Fly home

Any suggestions on finalizing the Itinerary will be very helpful. I am confused in which will be the better Itinerary to cover the jewels of NZ and yet be relaxed and rejuvenated from the trip.

We might never visit NZ again so this is our only chance to cover the best.

Thanks a ton in advance.

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