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9 days to tour North Island?

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9 days to tour North Island?

My wife and I will be arriving in Welligton on 2nd February after touring South Island and wondered if this itinerary for a motor home tour is OK. We would welcome suggestions and advice.

Thanks

10/2 Picton to Wellington (early morning ferry)

11/2 Wellington to Napier

12/2 Napier to Taupo

13/2 Taupo to Rotorua

14/2 Rotorua

15/2 Rotorua to Hot Water Beach

16/2 Hot Water Beach area for Coromandel Peninsular

17/2 Hot Water Beach area to Auckland

18/2 Return motor home to Maui Auckland overnight stay in hotel

19/2 Fly to home to UK via Singapore

We have tried to break down the road trips into fairly shortish journeys to enable us to have time at each place to explore.I know that there are a couple of long journeys and we realise that we are missing out many places , Bay of Islands for example, but feel that this itinerary is "doable" for us. Any suggestions, help, tips that you might have would be gratefully appreciated.

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1. Re: 9 days to tour North Island?

Driving in a campervan will take longer due to slower vehicle:

11/2 Wellington to Napier = approx. 5hrs without stops

12/2 Napier to Taupo = approx. 2.5hrs without stops

13/2 Taupo to Rotorua = approx. 1.5hrs without stops

Suggest you drive 11Feb to Napier; stay 12Feb Napier. 13Feb drive to Taupo for lunch then drive on to Rotorua via tourist sights on route.

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