We are almost completed planning our 50 day journey through Australia and New Zealand which we have planned carefully with everyone on the boards help. We fly from CC to Rotorua where we are thinking of booking 3 nights in the city and then returning to Auckland for 2 nights and 3 days.
1-We will be using coach services in the South Island (Fly Auc to QT, Coach QT to Milford and back, QT to CC, Trans Alpine express) due to the weather and possible road conditions in the winter but were wondering what the driving conditions will be in the North Island?
2-Others have said that the smell of sulfur in the area wil be quite strong but there seems to be several days worth of sights to see close to Rotorua without moving hotels everyday.
Will we do as well on our own as with hiring tours companies or independent guides? Is this too much time in the Rotorua area?
Thanks agaian for all the help you have given. I will post our report when we return in September. We leave July 13th