I have posted a few questions concerning my upcoming trip but was hoping I could get a final comment on my plan. We decided to add 7 days on to our honeymoon in Fiji to visit New Zealand but this leaves us hitting Auckland at the end of June. So, considering the tendency for rain, my plan is to use a couple hotels as base camps on either side of Auckland and then let the weather be our guide so to speak. I would hate to plan on stuff for a specific day and have the weather not cooperate. Looking at:
2/3 nights south of Auckland (either at Umoya Lodge or Matahui Lodge)- want to do waitomo caves and possibly coromandel
3 nights in northland (either at Crisdon Castle or Ara Roa)- want to do the forest and hopefully some sand duning and maybe a tour of the bay of islands or cape reinga
In short, does this make sense considering the what the weather will be? Is there something or some place I might be overlooking as a better option considering the winter season?
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