I am Lois; arrived in Auckland on Dec 9 and explored for a few days then rented a car and traveled in the Northland for a week before an arranged house/Pet sitting. During the time I stayed at and cared for their home and pets, I was permitted to drive their vehicle (wonderful!). Initially, plans were for me to be there through the 12th while they were on vacation; however, 2 days ago I learned they will return on Wed the 10th, which really isn't a problem. My issue is that I scheduled rental of a Toyota Rav4 Jan 14 thru Feb 14 (when I depart and return to Alabama) but now have an additional 3-4 days. I thought I would explore the Coromandel Peninsula. [I communicated with a person at Cathedral Kayaks and they are having SUNRISE sessions!!]
So, I am trying to figure out if I should add another $120.00 car rental and Drive to Coromandel, or Ferry, Shuttle, and Walk? I intend to participate in the kayaking, go to Hot Water Beach, Do the Coastal walk, the railroad, etc.
Please forgive my abundant back story (parents always said that I took too long to tell a story!)