My Husband and I- mid 50's are planning a trip to New Zealand in February visiting both Islands(going to post in S.I Forum also) Would like some activities but mostly sights and cultural experiences.
We live on a farm and would be interested in Farmstays to meet local farmers and B & B's to meet local people. Where is best area for farmstay in NI.
After much studying of Forum itineraries I have come up with following
Feb 4th arrive in Auckland at midday via Hong Kong (stopover) from Ireland. Overnight
Feb 5th Explore. Afternoon Waiheke Island. Overnight
Feb 7th Explore area - Rotorua evening and overnight
8th & 9th Explore
11th Explore further
12th Leave am and travel to Matakohe visit Kauri Museum,West coast Baylys Beach Waipoua Forest Overnight this area Advice?
14th Travel down east coast - best sights? Close to Auckland for flight to Nelson at noon on 15th( or would we have time to travel to airport on morning of 15th How difficult is it to get to Airport?)
15th Fly to Nelson
Is this itinerary feasible in the time? Any advice to make better use of time?
We would really like to visit Cape Reinga or Wellington but don't think we have enough time on this visit as we want to spend some time on South Island also. Hopefully will be back again but it is a long way!
We had thought of travelling on ferry between Islands but have decided to fly to make better use of our time Thanks in advance