We've just booked return flights to Auckland, for a 30 night trip to New Zealand with a 4 month old baby! We have family and accommodation in Rotorua so that will be our base, we are trying to work out a plan for the trip to get the most of our time there. We arrive in Auckland on a Sunday afternoon and were thinking of staying there for 1 night to acclimatize before heading to Rotorua.
Can anyone recommend an itinerary? we were roughly thinking about initially heading South from Rotorua, stopping off at Taupo, then Napier and then on to Wellington. Has anyone done this route? would you recommend it and how many nights would you need at each location, are there any "must sees" on this route that I should include,
On the return trip to Auckland, we were thinking of stopping at Raglan and heading up the coast, maybe finishing our trip with a couple of nights at Devonport, and exploring the city from there.
We'd like to fit in a few nights on the South Island, how long would you need there to see the main sights?
We've never been to New Zealand and want to make the most of the time to see and do lots, as we will be based in Rotorua for a least a couple of weeks, we'd love to hear recommendations of day trips we can take from there too?
Thanks a mil! looking forward to your feedback