We did a trip to New Zealand earlier this year and loved it so much we plan to return to see some of the parts we missed.
We'll be starting in Auckland where we'll take some time to recover from our journey and either go to Coromandel or Waikiki. We then will have 4 nights in Bay of Islands and I'm looking for advice on where to go and what to see. Is it best to have a base for those 4 nights (if so, where?) or should we divide it into 2 lots of 2.
We like to snorkel and/or dive but my husband likes the water like a bath so won't go if too cold! We also love walking, whale watching and boat trips as well as just driving around with beautiful views.after BOI, we plan to take the train to Wellington, ferry to South Island then, after an overnight in Picton, walk the Queen Charlotte Track. We'll then pick up a car, drive to Blenheim, do a wine tour, whale watching in Kaikoura, Arthur's Pass and finally fly back from Christchurch. All in all, we have 3 weeks in New Zealand. Last time we saw other major highlights so we're filling in the gaps this time.
Any advice welcomed. Thank you for your help.