I will be in Auckland on business alone at the end of January and will have January 28-31 free. My plans are to fly from AKL to WLG on Friday afternoon, and then head up back up to Auckland via rental car.
I have read numerous posts and think I have a fair idea of what I should do/see, but thought I would post my itinerary for commentary. Please note, I am an early riser and I don't plan on anything more extreme than hiking and taking in the natural and cultural experiences NZ has to offer.
~Friday - Fly AKL to WLG. Spend afternoon and evening walking around the city.
~Saturday - Rent car and head to Taupo. Stops along the way. Stay in Taupo
~Sunday - Explore the area, take in sites, etc. Stay in Taupo
~Monday - Head to Rotorua, explore (glow worms?) and then back to Auckland.
I have spent 3 days in Auckland before and been out to the islands and this is my last chance to see something of this country. Any thoughts/ideas are appreciated.