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North Island for 6 days only what shouldn't we miss?

Kingston, Canada
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North Island for 6 days only what shouldn't we miss?

We are travelling to New Caledonia via Auckland arriving May 26. We can only spend 6 days on the North Island. We've rented a campervan and have a rough idea of some places we want to visit (Rotorua, Waitomo and some of the areas closer to Auckland). Does anyone have any advice on places that we should absolutely make sure we get to? Keep in mind, we're only there for six days; that being said we don't mind driving a pretty fair distance most days (i.e. 4-6 hrs max).

Thanks for the help!

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1. Re: North Island for 6 days only what shouldn't we miss?

What are your interests? You are arriving at a bad time for weather and a campervan. If you are arriving direct from Canada you'll need a day or two in AKL to get over jet-lag. A ferry trip to Waiheke Island might be a good wya to spend a day.

2. Drive from Akl to Coromandel

3. Coromandel to Whitianga or Hahei, via Hot Water Beach

4. Drive to Rotorua (2 N)

5. explore Rotorua

6. Rotorua to Waitomo Caves to Akl.

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2. Re: North Island for 6 days only what shouldn't we miss?

Hey R_Granger, campervan travel in winter in NZ is not as uncomfortable as some people think. You'll be fine. Enjoy your trip

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3. Re: North Island for 6 days only what shouldn't we miss?

Thanks for the information. We're not too worried about the "winter" in NZ. We are from Canada so the temperatures I've seen from the web for that time of year in NZ look balmy to us!

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