Hi, I'll be travelling to New Zealand on May for 50th Rotorua Marathon, and will spend few days at Rotorua and Auckland. I've made a travel itinerary but need suggestions whether is it feasible, practical, or anything I shouldn't miss or missable.
I'll be travelling alone, transmute by public transport. On tight budget, staying hostel, and try to skip whichever that need a higher entrance fees.
Day 1 - Arrive late check in nothing else
Day 2 - Pre-race day, noting much plan but rest. Visit race venue at Energy Center, then Government Garden, Lake front and surrounding.
Day 3 - A.M. - race. Afternoon. - Saturday Morning Rotorua Market (if time permit), Kuirau park, Ohinemutu Maori Village, Museum
Day 4 - A.M. Recovery run in Redwoods. Afternoon - ?
-- This is the plan in Rotorua. Question: Travel alone, is it possible to visit further into Redwoods, such as Blue and Green lake etc? What to fit in on Day 4 afternoon? I'd like to visit more of nature and is that possible?
-- Question: What's the recommendation for night?
-- Any other recommendation?
Day 5 - Depart to Auckland. Arrive afternoon/evening - Walk around waterfront.
Day 6 - Morning - Devonport. Afternoon - Auckland Museum, and surrounding.
Day 7 - Waiheke
Day 8 - Morning - Mt Eden/One Tree Hill? Afternoon - Auckland Art Gallery. Leave NZ midnight.
Q: What are the activities in Waiheke? Can fit in other in that day?
Q: Is it able to fit in other destination such as Muriwai Beach etc?
Q: How much time I should allocate to travel to airport if the flight is midnight?.