A few of our favourite things.
Rotorua: Centre of the Universe!
Stay here at least 3 nights. You'll have more fun and less travel and it will be a highlight of your stay in NZ.
Day one - A Rotorua Rafting and Rainforest with us! Dinner at Skyline's Stratosfare restaurant.
Day two - Head one hour out to Whakatane to experience White Island. Fish and chips at Wallys on the Wharf afterwards!
Day three - Mountain Biking in the world class Whakarewawera forest. Check out Wingspan Birds of Prey (NZ falcons up close!). Hangi and Concert for dinner.
Day four and more - Catch a trout, swim in a hotpool, check out geothermal sites, Eat street for tea.
Places to stay in Rotorua;
Rent Holiday accomodation
Day one - Check out Auckland Museum and head out to the Waitakeres for a walk and go see the muriwai gannet colony
Day two - Check out Tiritiri Matangi Island
The Tongariro Crossing is a big day walk, for the fit and not faint hearted but good fun if you are up to it.
Visit Te Papa our national museum
Check out Cuba St, Wellington's cultural capital. Neat eats and lots of choice.
Forget the whale watch, the Albatross encounter is amazing! Also eat a crayfish!
Check out the Routebourne track. Day walk or 2-4 days. You'll love it!