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4 Days on the North Island - Best itinerary?

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4 Days on the North Island - Best itinerary?

We arrive in Wellington at midnight on the 10th Aug and our flight leaves from Auckland on the 15th Aug in the morning.... we have rented a car and I just wanted to get some ideas on the best route!

We were thinking - Wellington - Taupo - Rotorua - W Caves - Auckland. Is this do-able in the time ? and does this cover the best of the Noth Isaland??? Please help! Thanks in advance... also where would be the best overnight stays on this trip!

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1. Re: 4 Days on the North Island - Best itinerary?

i would definately drive up to the Bay of Islands - so beautiful and the drive is nice as well. You can see waterfalls along the way. We didn't go further North but wanted to - We had one week and did a rainforest tramp in Aukland (left the next day - just a big city), drove up to Bay of Islands and stayed in Russell, flew from Keri Keri Ariport down to Rotarua and back to Auckland on our way to Rarotonga.

Again, I would STRONGLY suggest Bay of Islands and further north...Have Fun!!!