I'll arrive in Auckland on the 23rd and I'm making a to do list for both islands.
for now it looks like this:
1) arrival in Auckland, need 3 days to get over my jetlag from Western Europe
2) Waitomo caves
3) Rotorua volcanos (I don't know if I just have to get there and visit, or get there and join a paid tour)
4) Hobbiton tour
5) Lake Taupo skydiving
6) family visit in Wellington
Going down south from there, my list for the south island is complete.
Is this a doable schedule or am I missing something essential up north? I plan to buy a naked bus pass to get me around both islands. But then again, I don't know how I should get from the north island to the south island