I will be travelling to Auckland and Wellington, for 4 nights each, with my 21 year old son and daughter in July. We will be staying in central downtown hotels. Suggestions appreciated on how to best spend our time. We enjoy great scenery and wildlife, but we are "city folk" who also enjoy shopping and good restaurants. I do not plan to rent a car, so would depend on public transportation or car service for side trips. Also, I (Mom) want to spend one day wine tasting. Is it best to do that from Auckland or Wellington?
Thank you in advance for your advice and suggestions.