Since the rest of the places we are staying on our trip are much smaller towns, I thought it might be best/cheapest for us to get most of our food/alcohol when we are in Auckland.
We are flying in, and then will be driving to Piha for the first night, before heading to Raglan from there the following morning.
Is there a large food store that we could stop at on the way to Raglan, or any places to buy beer/wine and some snack food on the way to Piha?
From Raglan, we'll be touring around Taupo, Rotorua, and Hahei before returning to Auckland and dropping off the rental car.
From there we'll be based around the ferry terminal (taking bus to Pahia and ferry to Waiheke later, also have a night near Quay Street), so what is the best store (in walking distance) to these areas? I think I found Foodtown on Quay Street which looked fairly convenient, but is that still open or would there be a better place for us to go?