We are traveling to Auck central in December for 3 nights before heading to Hahei Beach for two nights then south to waitomo. We love wine, hiking, local experiences…there are 4 of us (2 kids 10 &13) and wondering if we should stay in Auck or stay in Henderson or head west? Like 30 mins out of town. OR stay in town and drive to wineries/west beach/hiking?? In other words what would be best to make most of our time?