We decided to complete the North Island Version of our NZ trip in 2018. We booked the air tickets about one year ago and had everything planned out late 2017.
Heading to Wellington.
NZ North Island Day 1 Highlight : Wellington Thorndon Farmers Market, Featheron, Greytown, Stonehenge Aotearoa, Te Mata, Napier Marine Parade at Night.
NZ North Island Day 2 Highlight : Napier Sunrise, Apple Orchard, Hasting Farmers’ Market, Lunch at Mission Estate Winery, Taupo Thermal Spring, Taupo Sunset.
NZ North Island day 3 Highlight : Spoon and Paddle Breakfast, Aratiatia dam water release, Thermal Park, Crater of the Moon, Huka Fall, Maori Rock Craving, Lone Star dinner.
NZ North Island Day 4 Highlight : Wai-o-tapo Thermal Wonderland, Waikite Thermal pool, Rotorua Eat Street, Huntington House.
NZ North Island Day 5 Highlight : Horbitant Movie Set Tour, Mill Reef Winery lunch, Sunset at Mt Maguranui, Birthday dinner at Dixie Brown.
NZ North Island Day 6 Highlight : Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove, Macadamia Orchard.
NZ North Island Day 7 Highlight : Muriwai Gannet Colony, Meeting relative at Mission Bay.
NZ North Island Day 8 Highlight : St Patrick’s Day, Lion Head sunset.
NZ North Island Day 9 Highlight : Auckland waterfront, Farmers Market, Rainbow Fall, Piahia Dinner.
NZ North Island Day 10 Highlight : Harrison Cape runner tour – Cape Regine, Sand dune sliding, Ninety Miles beach, BBQ dinner at Anchor House.
NZ North Island Day 11 Highlight : Avocado orchard, Howick and Chinese Temple, arrive Hamilton. (under construction)
NZ North Island Day 12 Highlight : Berry Farm, Hamilton Market, shopping @ Te Awe, Home cook steak dinner. (under construction)
NZ North Island Day 13 Highlight : Hamilton Balloon Festival, Waitomo Caves tour, Gothenburg dinner. (under construction)
NZ North Island Day 14 Highlight : Hamilton Garden again, scenic drive to New Plymouth, dinner at social kitchen. (under construction)
NZ North Island Day 15 Highlight : Te Rewa Rewa Bridge, Lens Lye Center, wellington Cuba Dupa art festival. (under construction)
NZ North Island Day 16 Highlight : Farmers Market, Te Papa Museum, Weta Cave, return flight. (under construction)