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North Island Itinerary Help

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North Island Itinerary Help

Help and comments!

Currently, we are looking at a 13 night/14 day North Island Tour

Auckland (2)

Omapere (1)

Paihia (3)

Orewa or Waiera (1) = Stop on the way to Rotorua

Rotorua (2)

Napier (2)

Martinborough (1)

Wellington (1)

Would you suggest other options? My concern is that I have 4 one-nighters, which I don't usually do but here it looks like it breaks drives down to shorter times allowing time to do other things (rather than sit in a car all day).


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1. Re: North Island Itinerary Help

This seems like a relaxed and sensible itinerary. As the 1 night stays are separated by 2-3 nights I don't think they will be problematic. You could stop for lunch in Martinborough and continue on to Wellington for 2 nights.

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Thank you! Great suggestion! Stopping by in Martinborough and staying two nights in Wellington looks like a great solution. Zaps 2 - 1 nighters

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Your itinerary looks good.

I would personally spend 2 nights in Ompapere but I must admit to being a great fan of the Hokianga. You will presumably arrive late afternoon having driven from Auckland and you will find plenty to do in the area on the following day.

You will find a far greater choice of accommodation in Orewa but Waiwera does of course have the hot pools. You may also wish to take a look at Puhoi - this is a historic settlement conveniently located close to the start of the motorway (toll applies) south.

These are only suggestions and if you choose to leave your itinerary as is with regard to the first part you will be fine.

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