We reached Christchurch and still had some time. I wanted to be at Sumner Beach once again before leaving the beautiful country. We spend sometime in the beach doing nothing but enjoying the beauty of the place. In that short period, I was so much in love with the place that I would not mind to stay there forever. For some reasons, that place has got a place in my heart forever. It’s a perfect blend of city and nature.
Few Points based on my experience:
Driving is the best way to explore the country. It’s very easy for Indian drivers to drive in NZ, even for people with basic experience in driving. For experienced drivers, please don’t be over confident.
It takes time to cover the whole country. One week would be a decent time period to explore the whole place. There are many things to see. One needs to have a basic plan. Choices are many.
People are friendly in New Zealand and you will always be greeted with a smile. Please greet them the same way and you would be in love with them. They like Indians and can identify in a minute if you are a honeymoon couple. I have even heard Bollywood songs being played in shopping centers.
Walk around the city to know the local culture. New Zealand is a very safe country. Keep ample of time for sudden plans. There are many hidden worth visiting places in the country. Talk to local people and they would let you know.
A special note: For those who are doubtful if an adventure trip is ideal for a honeymoon couple, I would like to tell you from my personal experience that yes it is! You get to know a person the best when he is in a situation. And in an adventurous trip, there comes many such type of situations. You share responsibilities, unknown circumstances and both of you face it together; you navigate wrong together, correct it together; let the other person sleep while you keep on driving. Most importantly, you let the other person drink and you do not because you have to drive and then wait for your turn.. :)