12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Not very useful,
This review is from: Lonely Planet New Zealand (Paperback)
I'm just back from a week on the North Island. Before I left, I compared the various guidebooks carefully, both in bookstores and by reading Amazon's online reviews. Once I was in NZ, I found the Lonely Planet guide to be difficult to use--the layout, small type, organization, etc. I would have liked a more user-friendly guide, with the highlights of each area or city clearly marked. For Wellington, Lonely Planet doesn't even list the amazing Te Papa museum as one of its must-sees! I found myself relying almost exclusively on the Footprints guide to New Zealand--excellent, highly recommended.