The trees are full of native Tui and Fantail birds.
The 45kms - The cute little village of Puhoi is just one kilometre off the main highway.
You can fish, kayak, snorkel or swim as much as you like as you cruise and stop at many of the islands tomorrow, often accompanied by dolphins.
Your first visit should be to Waitangi– the birth place of our nation.
Most residents here are descendants from Bohemian immigrants.
It may be a little early to stop at the historic pub, but if you drive a further 3kms down this side road there is an excellent café at the cheese making factory called the Art of Cheese, where you can also see the cheese makers at work.
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.
A day to recover from your travels and enjoy the sights around Auckland city.
The bus will eventually bring you back to the Waterfront where you could head to the Ferry Building to take a ferry to Devonport.
Wander up the dormant volcanic cone North Head for awesome views of the city and our youngest dormant volcano Rangitoto Island.