You then continue south to via the wine growing regions around Napier and Martinborough.
You then follow the Southern Alps all the way to Wanaka, Queenstown and our most beautiful attraction - the Milford Sound.
This itinerary offers much variety with almost equal time in the North Island and in the South Island.
This includes, fuel, vehicle hire, full insurance, Department of Conservation concessions & entry fees and the chauffeur's daily expenses & accommodation., as not only will the cute chicks and the flying skills of the adults keep you mesmerized, but the sweeping views along the surfing beaches north will certainly blow any jet-lag away.
Heading south again lunch can be enjoyed at the 110kms – Just after the long Kopu Bridge, turn left towards Thames – the gateway to Coromandel Peninsula.
So if someone is pressuring you from behind, just pull over and allow them to pass.
You will enjoy the driving much much more and the locals will in turn be much much more friendlier when you do eventually cruise to your destination at your own pace!is over 4kms long and is popular for swimming and surfing.Drive through town (which is less winding than following the official SH2 signs) and the beach is certainly worth checking out – I recently rented a kayak and paddled out to Whenuakura Island where there is a cave entrance that opens up into a romantic beach hidden within the island surrounded by native bush, stunning!I recommend it after low tide, so you may then get to use an abandoned hole instead of having to dig one for yourself!You can dig a hole on the northern end of the beach, then sit back and soak in your very own private spa.Other tourist shops worth at least a peek (if you have time) is the Jade Factory , they specialize in Maori Koru necklaces.