I have a daughter who will be going to school in Wellington. Currently, she's booked to fly back from Wellington through Auckland, She also has time at the end of her semester before her return trip and would like me and other family members to meet her so we can see Sydney.
We would be there in November, and she plans to be in Sydney on the 16th. That leaves until the 30th when we would return from Auckland on the same flight with her. So assuming we want to see Sydney and Auckland at the minimum, it would come down to how to divide our time. If we did nothing else, she would cancel her leg from Wellington to Auckland.
On the other hand, the flight is relatively short, so even though she will have seen Wellington, I would rather divide my time in a good way, and we have enough time that we will be far from rushed. So leaving Auckland and returning there to catch a flight would be an option in this case.
Given the season, a college aged student, slightly older sibling and parent of a student as the age groups, what general time frame in each area would people suggest? I wouldn't rule out any other places either, but it's a given when and where would would depart from and where we would arrive. Since the logistics were set more because of where I would start and end, rather than because we have specific things on our list for each place, I'm open to a lot of suggestions.