now that my campervan issue has been resolved (book a KEA on the 31/05/2009-07/06/2009), i need some itinerary planning for my trip.
i'll arrive in auckland from kuala lumpur, malaysia on the 31/05/2009 at 1120am. (how long does it take for me to clear the customs, immigration etc?)
upon clearance, i'll pick up my campervan from the KEA depot (which i was told about 40 minutes from the airport) i would say that i may only get to drive my campervan the earliest at 1600pm.
my plan is to cover only north island. so on the first day, i'm thinking about spending my first night in new zealand in thames.
on the second day, i plan to cover coromandel area and spend the night at waihi or whatakane.
3rd day rotorua
4th day rotorua
5th day taupo
6th day taupo
7th day waitomo
8th day back to auckland
9th day auckland
10th day auckland and back to malaysia
the 3 last days in auckland, i may rent a car.
i would also like to have some suggestion on my hotel/apartment in auckland.
i'm open for any suggestion from you guys as this is my maiden trip to new zealand.
you guys may suggest on what activities i could get my family involved in at the places above.
by the way, i forgot to mention that there'll be my 8 months old baby in my family.
so i would appreciate that the activities that you suggest is suitable for me and my family.