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10 day itinerary in march

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10 day itinerary in march

We have 10 nights to spend in the North Island in early March. We are arriving by ferry from the SI and have a rental car. This is our projected plan. Any suggestions about alternative routes, drive times, things to see?

2 nights in Wellington

2 nights in Turangi to explore the Tongariro NP

2 nights in Thames, see some of Rotorua on the way

1 night near Auckland or Whangarei (just need to make way farther north)

3 nights in Far North near Kahoe...will need some down time after a month of travel

Day 11 drive back to Auckland on last day to catch a late afternoon flight.

Our interests are in hiking, kayaking, photography...not much into city life but okay in small doses.

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1. Re: 10 day itinerary in march

Hi joclair,

You will only get a peak at what Rotorua has to offer driving through. If you can, take one night from Thames to enjoy Rotorua area a little more.

From Thames to Whangarei is relatively straight-forward. Stay in this regional city in place of Auckland.

Not sure which place in the Far North you are aiming for. Suggest the Doubtless Bay area of the Far North - from Whangaroa harbour and northwards including Mangonui, Coopers Beach, Taipa. Lovely part of the North Island.

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2. Re: 10 day itinerary in march

Thanks for your suggestions. As for the Far North, a family member of ours had stayed at Kahoe Farms B & B and couldn't have enough good to say about it and the area, I think it is in the area that you mentioned.

Thanks again for your reply.

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