Our family of four is coming to NZ north island July 18-22. I'm in the thick of researching all the fun things to do/places to go and am not quite ready to make reservations, but I'm getting nervous that things may book up before I finalize our plans. We are flying in to Auckland and I'm thinking a day or two in Auckland, then drive to Rotorua area and Waitomo caves area.
Do I still have some time before lodging/hotels, car rental, tours fill up? Is there anything I should reserve quickly? Is late July a slower tourist time in general?