Like you all, I am sure you love the RS guidebooks because they tell you the BEST places to go. Other guidebooks tell you ALL the places to go, and with limited time you're left to compare three different guidebooks to figure out what the top five things to do in a place actually are!
We're going to be in New Zealand, with two kids (11 and 14), for three weeks in December 2014.
1) Can anyone recommend a Rick Steve's type guidebook (as in, just tell me the awesome stuff) for New Zealand?
2) Absent a great answer to question 1, perhaps you could post your "must do" list here?