I've posted a similar question on the south island forum, but am interested in north island opinions too!
Travelling for only a week in mid-July, at end of an OZ business and barrier reef trip. No room for extreme winter clothes (ie no snowsuits/boots etc. though of course we'll bring coats/sweaters!)! Two young kids - ages 4 and 2. Have been dreaming of visiting NZ for years and know that only a week is very limiting, but sadly it's all we can do. My view is better one week than nothing !
What should we do in this time, to keep kids happy and adults too! Our flights are in and out of Auckland, but I'd prefer to be out of a city and see the natural beauty, maybe thermal areas and Maori culture. Just love nature! Know it's winter.
Any suggestions/recommendations/info would be greatly appreciated.