We have two weeks in NZ and arrive Auckland early Feb. Below itinerary is heavily loaded towards North island (8 days) versus South Island (5 days) . But South island does not miss much highlights - I think.
Can you suggest whether we drop off something in North for the South. and if so what to add in South??
9-Feb G&S arrive Auckland 5:00 am , Rest relax, Mission Beach- dinner in the evening
10-Feb Drive to Paihia - 4 hours drive from Auckland - relax evening in Paihia
11-Feb Paihia - Sea activity - dolphin watch/cruise/kayak etc & Kerikeri
12-Feb Drive to Hokiuanga port, Opononi Tane Mahuta, Kauri Waipoua forest and arrive Auckland
13-Feb Visit Rangitito island volcano - ferry/cruise overnight Auckland
14-Feb Drive to Taupo 4 hours and Relax at Taupo
15-Feb Drive to Rotorua 1 hr each way - visit sulphur springs and overnight at Taupo
16-Feb Drive to Hobbiton/Matamata, Hamilton, Waitomo caves and reach Auckland for overnight Auckland
17-Feb Fly to Queenstown - Relaxing - evening to Cable Car Summit etc
18-Feb Queenstown - Drive to Milford Sound and back - LOOONG…….. DRIVE DAY
19-Feb Queenstown - Relax in Queenstown - White water rafting or may be do Lake Wanaka?
20-Feb Drive to Mount Cook via Lake Pukaki - Helicopter flight to Fox Glacier - Alps walk? Lake Takepo & back
21-Feb Relax in Queenstown
22-Feb G&S depart Queenstown for Auckland