Reading some of these forum posts it's beginning to look like I know woefully little about what to do and where to go for our 6 days in North Island.
Our honeymoon is in August, and we stop over in NZ after a week in Fiji and before a week in Bali. We're using a company to plan a generalise itinerary for us, and so far they've recommended the following:
8th Sept - Arrive Auckland 5pm
9th Sept - Auckland
10th/11th Sept - drive to Rotorura and spend 2 nights at Peppers at the Point
12/13th Sept - drive to Hawkes Bay and spend 2 nights at Millar Road
14th Sept - fly back to Auckland from Napier for our mid-afternoon flight
We only got this through today so haven't done a huge amount of research yet, but does this sound okay? Would anyone like to make suggestions for a more enjoyable time or nicer destination?! For example, should we go to Lake Taupo instead of Rotorura? Does anyone have any recommendations for things to do in each location?
We're both chilled people looking to do a mix of sightseeing and some adventure stuff (we're not big hikers though). Importantly, we don't want to be frantically running around fitting things in so a minimum of 2 nights in each location is a must.
Any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks, Natalie