I will be travelling to NZ with my wife and 2 daughters (9 and 14) in December 2008, we will be hiring a car and staying with friends for a few nights in Auckland. Our proposed itinerary is as follows, have we missed any significant sights/staying too long anywhere:
14/12 Auckland - Mount Eden, visit city
15/12 Auckland-Paihia, visit Kauri trees in Waipoua forest and Waitangi Treaty grounds
16/12 Bay Islands - cruise to Cape Brett Lighthouse and through the Hole in Rock.
17/12 Return Auckland - visit city
18/12 Auckland - Mount Maunganui/Tauranga - Rotorua, visit Waitomo glowworm caves
19/12 Rotorua - Whakarewarewa thermal reserve, Maori Hangi (feast) and cultural performance
20/12 Rotorua - Taupo - Napier, visit Huka falls and Lake Taupo
21/12 River Valley
22/12 Napier - Wellington, visit wineries
23/12 Wellington - city sights, Te Papa (national museum)
24/12 Depart Wellington 1505
Many thanks for your help.