Heading to NZ for the first time next month for a quick driving holiday staying in hostels 9 nights total, we have picked our route which looks fine on Google maps (telling me about 2 hours drive between each stop) but would like to know if its realistic and im trying to cram too much in, if i am i dont know where is best to cut back:
Arrive 11pm, pick up car and to straight to hotel in Auckland for the night
Coromandel, Whitianga - 2 nights already booked
Mount Maungananui - 1 night already booked
Rotorua - 1 night
Taupo - 1 night
Waitomo - 1 night
Auckland - 2 nights - fly our 1pm on last day (is one of these nights better spent at another place, im more of a scenery and adventure girl than city girl?)
i have booked hostels for our first few nights, being peak season would it be risky if i didnt book the rest until im there and book say with 24 hours notice? That way we can be alot more flexible and decide we want to stay somewhere a night extra if we really like it?
Any advice greatly appreciated.