I got this one as my parents are planning to go to NZ soon and I wanted to be able to help them plan the trip. I am really impressed with this book. It has a quick ref guide inside the cover which covers things like exchange rates, typical price ranges for accomodation, telephone info and business hour info for helping you when you're in New Zealand.
The book is then divided into the areas of NZ
-Upper North Island
-Lower North Island
-Marlborough & Nelson
-Christchurch & Central South
-Queenstown & the South
and within each section there is info about highlights in each area, the 'best' things including festivals, eateries, points of view, activites - including a section for children, tours, sleeping, eating, entertainment, getting around and things you need to know.
The book also includes Top 25 experiences, top itineries and info on planning your trip.
The book includes maps, coloured photos, web links, phone no.s, and colour coded sections. This book is going to be a really big help in planning the trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is planning or thinking about going to New Zealand