I (travelling with 2 others) have 3 days in Auckland in early June before a study week and 1 day after it finishes and we are trying to work out what to do. We are coming from a hot climate (Darwin Australia) so we are going to feel the cold (although we can survive that) and we are not really in condition to kayak, climb a mountain or the like. I've been reading the forums and it's hard to decide what's the best option. Should we hire a car and do more of a scenic drive around and maybe overnight in Rotarua or stick to Auckland itself? Any recommendations welcome.