I want to hit the Glowworm caves in Waitomo and do the Blackwater Cave rafting. I also want to make it to Rotorua to zorb, have maori hangi.
I find it is difficult to do many things when using the bus as transportation.
I can get a flight into Hamilton at 8 AM. From there, I figure I can rent a car, head to Waitomo. Cave raft (10:30-13:30), and visit the Glowworm cave (1 hr) and then head to Rotorua (3 hour drive?). I may have time to zorb before hitting the hangi dinner.
I will stay the night in Rotorua. I can zorb, tour Rotorua, and/or hit spa the next day. The following morning, I can drive back to Hamilton to return my car and take the InterCity bus to Auckland.
I think this should be doable--am I overly optimistic? Also, will it be difficult for an American to drive in that area?
Thanks for your help!