So, we are driving around for the first week.. Then second week we are based at Turangi, so we can drive in and out of there. Here is what is booked so far-
Arrive late, so first night in Auckland. Next morning pick up car..
2nd night- Stay Kaitia, drive up west side via the Kauri forest (huge drive I know!!)
Next day- drive out to Cape Reinga for a look. After that, drive to Paihia.
2 nights Paihia- (suggestions)
After leave Bay of islands, drive down to Thames for a night. Suggestions here?
After Thames- Waitomo for a night... booked Spellbound, hopefully they'll have availability.
Then to Turangi for 6 nights... No idea of what we're doing then.
We have 2 kids, 8 and 11, who travel well and don't mind a bit of walking / trekking - definitely no bungy though!!! I don't think my heart would stand it!
Thanks for any advice, please don't criticise my speed with which we are zooming through the far north, it's a taster for future trips hopefully!