Our flight arrives in Auckland at 2.45 on the 9th January. we plan to spend about a week driving around Rotorua(we spent a few "tourist"y days there years ago) and the Bay of Plenty before heading to Waiheke Island for a week.
We plan to hire a car and take it to Waiheke.
What are some lovely places to explore and/or stay in our first week? We love walking, lakes, beaches, kayaking etc.
Where could we stay the night before leaving so that we can get to the car ferry terminal???? some time in the morning?
Thanks so much.