We made it. Our first overnight tramp, four days and three nights, 50+ kilometers. Not everyone likes walking, but it works for us. We mostly did it for those pretty views. Plus, it's nice to complete something that has a start and clear finish. Physically tiring (not too bad), but emotionally freeing. No space in our packs to bring along work or the list of things to do. So good to get away, to rest and refocus.
Yes, the entire walk looked like something out of a magazine. God did good with New Zealand.