We are going to NZ in April and are wondering what to do for part of our trip. We are seeing some friends and already booked our inner NZ flights so our options are somewhat limited. Please help with the specific below.
April 6th-April 9th
We will be in Blenheim on the 6th making our way down south as we have a flight from Christchurch on the 9th. Should we go to Kaikoura? West Coast? Abel Tasman? A few days in Christchurch? Our plan was Kaikoura for 2 days and 1 day in Christchurch, but is that the best bet?
We land in Auckland on the 9th and don't fly back to the US until the 12th. Should we stay in Auckland the whole time and do day trips? Head down to Roatura? What about the West Coast of the North Island? Perhaps Northern Auckland?
A few notes...
For the most part our son is great. We can go to nice restaurants, he's fine in long car drives. We want once a day for him to be in wide open spaces to run. Hiking is ok too as we wear him in our ergo and he's pretty mellow.