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10 nights in North Island

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10 nights in North Island

We are heading to Nth Island next month (10 nights) - (group 5 adults + baby) - we're trying to work out our itinerary ... (Flying into Auckland & out of Wellington)

So far - we are heading straight up to Bay of Islands for cple nights - then down to Coromandel Peninsula ... we wanted to make another stop before seeing Rotorua ... any suggestions on Mt Maunganui area (or other spots)

Also wondering about staying *IN Rotorua with the sulphur smell - we have cple asthmatics with us and a baby .... any info on this would be great thanks :)

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1. Re: 10 nights in North Island

Mt Maunganui is lovely but very crowded (well, crowded for NZ anyway) and built up. Pilot Bay is nice if you want to take the baby in for a dip. Consider heading down Whakatane way to Ohope or Opotoki or similar.

You might stay in Taupo? It's about an hour's drive from Rotorua but would avoid the smell.

You could even make Taupo your extra stop. Taupo itself is just a town but there are plenty of things to do around that area.

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2. Re: 10 nights in North Island

Thank you hereandtherenz

... yes we plan to stay a cple nights in the Taupo area!

Has anyone done the Hobbits tour? OR can u see some of the houses without taking the tour ? (haha we travel on a budget!)

Thx for the tip on Mt Maunganui - we're not fond of staying in crowded areas, so might look at the other options.

(have noted Pilot Bay - thank you)

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3. Re: 10 nights in North Island

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