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5 days Itinerary in NI

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5 days Itinerary in NI

Hi

Appreciate your help and comments on the following draft itinerary for our visit to North Island. Please advise if it is doable.

Day 1: Fly from Christchurch to Rotorua early morning. Explore Rotorua and stay overnight.

Day 2: Drive to Auckland. Explore and stay overnight at Auckland.

Day 3: Drive to Paihia. Cruise? Visit Russell? Overnight Paihia

Day 4: Paihia. Bus tour to Cape Reinga. Overnight Paihia

Day 5: Sailing Trip?? Drive back to Auckland in the late afternoon.

Day 6: Fly Home from Auckland.

Thanks.

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1. Re: 5 days Itinerary in NI

Welcome to the Forum - yes, your itinerary is busy but doable. On day 2 I recommend that you allow time to do something in Rotorua that you missed on day 1 or detour to Waitomo Caves to make more of this day.

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2. Re: 5 days Itinerary in NI

Thanks, zhuhai! Appreciate your confirmation that it is doable. We will be travelling in November 2013. Do we need to book accommodation now or can we decide as we go? Thanks again.

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3. Re: 5 days Itinerary in NI

If you want to see glowworms you could stop at the Kawiti caves just south of Kawakawa, which you'll pass on the way to/from Paihia, rather than taking a detour to Waitomo. Not as big or commercialised as Waitomo, but will be a lot quicker - guided tours take about 30 mins and it's only 1km or so off SH1.

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Edited: 10:31 am, August 20, 2013
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4. Re: 5 days Itinerary in NI

Your itinerary is fine. I also agree that the Kawiti Caves near Kawakawa can be visited in place of making a longer detour to Waitomo.

If you do an afternoon cruise from Paihia, stop and explore Russell on the return journey. Catch the passenger ferry back to Paihia.

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5. Re: 5 days Itinerary in NI

Thanks for all your suggestions and advices. Can someone also advise if it is neccessary to book accommodation now or can I wait till when I am in NZ? I will be travelling mid November. Thanks!

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