My family would like to use some 'base stations' as stopovers for 2-3 nights and visit the respective places of interests as we move from North to South Islands. Can an expert please advise if my choice of base stations are good in terms of drive journey and activities within the base areas, in order:
Bay of Islands
(where to stopover between Rotorua and Wellington?)
How to cross over from North to South Island
(Which lake to stopover)
(any other before we return to Christchurch for return flight?)
Thank you for your kind assistance!