Hi everyone. I am going on an 8 day, solo trip to the North Island in mid-February and am seeking help with my itinerary. I love nature and hiking, and I also definitely want to experience some hot springs/thermal activity, mountain biking, and some wine. I came up with the below itinerary as a starting point. Any suggestions in terms of ordering the proposed destinations or suggested changes to activities would be much appreciated. I am open to other "must sees" that I may have overlooked. Thank you.
18 Feb: Mountain biking in Whakarewarewa Forest. Hot springs. Drive to Taupo. Overnight in Taupo.
19 Feb: Relax in Taupo. Hot springs, thermal activity, hula falls. Stay in Taupo or place closer to Tongariro crossing finish.
20 Feb: Early morning drive to Ketetahi car park. Do Tongariro one day crossing. Not sure where I should stay this night.
22 Feb: Climb Mt Taranaki summit early AM, stay overnight in Taranaki/New Plymouth region
23: Feb: Drive to Auckland, day activity somewhere along the way, Overnight in Auckland
24 Feb: Waiheke wine tastings Lunch/Afternoon. Overnight in Auckland