I am really considering taking Bush to Beach tours for my trip this December to visit Waitakere Ranges but wondering if It would make more sense to rent car and self drive this area? Anyone done this before and if so, what should I not miss? The organized tour is $195 per person so of course I'm thinking of saving a few dollars.... but, with that being said I like the convenience of someone who KNOWS the area showing us too.... Decisions, decisions....
After Auckland we are driving a rental to Rotorua and Coromandel so we have no problem exploring on own :)