My wife and I are planning a trip to New Zealand and Australia in May 2010. We will arrive to and depart from Auckland. We have not set any specific dates yet, but we plan to be in NZ during the second half of May. I have scanned this forum for suggested itineraries, but everybody seems to be planning their trips in the warmer months. Since the weather in May will likely be a factor, I would tremendously appreciate any advice on what to include in a week-long itinerary. We love the outdoors as much as urban sights. From what I gathered on this forum, places like Rotorua and the glow worm caves (a boat trip - not sure I will enjoy black water rafting) would definitely fit our interests. But what else would you recommend? How about a rain forest walk or a trip to the gannet colony - is that a good idea in May?
Many thanks in advance!