We are a couple in our 60s - still somewhat adventurous! We arrive in Auckland Friday, March 2 and fly out late afternoon Wednesday, March 7.
Accounting for jet lag and with such limited time, we figure the best we can do is stay in Auckland 2 days and head for Rotorua and surroundings for 3 days on Sunday, getting back to Auckland in time to get to the airport on Wednesday.
We've explored Kiwi Experience, Magic Bus etc but a) the timing doesn't seem to work and b) they are designed for a younger demographic. (Don't need the Ritz but passed the point of quad dorms!!) We've explored Viator and the like but they seem very expensive for what you get and bus tour restaurants aren't my idea of a good time.
Renting a car is not a great option, given the jet lag and the challenge of driving on the 'wrong side'.
So we're stuck for ideas - any suggestions welcome! Thanks.