We are considering spending most of that NI time in Wellington rather than Auckland. We have heard that Wellington is easier to get around without a car (we'd like to not have to drive anymore at that point), whereas Auckland is more spread out and suburban. But on the other hand I'd hate to come all the way to NZ and miss an absolute must-see in it's largest city.
Should we schedule our flight from WEL to ACK so that we have a full day in Auckland as well? Or spend most of our time in Wellington and just fly through Auckland the night before and stay near the airport?
Thank you for your advice! Wishing I had more time to see it all, but that might take months or years! :)