The trip to New Zealand with my parents dates back to Feb of 2017. It being summer was the best time to visit the country. Two of the things that we wanted to implement on this trip were - planning the entire trip on our own (there was an incident in one of our customised tours to UK that triggered this, which I will narrate in my upcoming post) and go for Airbnb for our accommodation. I was given the sole responsibility of planning the trip within a budget, by my dad. The plan was to cover the major cities of New Zealand - Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. After considerable spend of my internet bandwidth on various travel sites, I figured out that booking a flight from New Delhi to Auckland and vice versa would be the most cost effective. So our itinerary looked something like Auckland --> Wellington --> Christchurch --> Queenstown --> Auckland.