Hey there knowledgeable people all: I'm currently in the very early planning stages of an epic journey that will take my wife and I to Australia. Since we have limited time to travel, I figure we should go spend a week or so in New Zealand as well, because it's not like we're likely to be in that part of the world again any time soon. But while I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do in Australia, I don't really know much about NZ. Is it a place where the cities are lame and you're supposed to jet off to the nature-y parts? Or is Auckland awesome? I don't know much, and was hoping you fine folks could help a brother out, so to speak. The particulars are as follows: we'll be there for about a week, and it'll be in July. So winter I guess...weird. We like both urban adventuring and outdoors stuff. We like hopping about and don't mind 3 days here, 2 days there, etc. We'll be leaving out of Auckland so it would make sense to spend at least a day there. What say you, fine folks?