I have 8 nights from Auckland in late March and was thinking of heading upto the Bay of Islands, but I'm also thinking about the Bay of Plenty area. Which is better? We've seen Wellington/Napier/Lake Taupo/Rotorua areas in the past.
We would be staying at B&B's/Motels and geerally like to take it pretty slow enjoying a couple of nights in each town where warranted. We enjoy taking short walks and seeing Natural sights, maybe taking a couple of tours such as kayaks etc.
Any advise would be greatly appericated.