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Need help on 2 week itinerary - North Island, winter, with kids (5, 7, 10)

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Hello! My husband has a work trip to Auckland in July and the kids and I have decided to piggyback on his trip. As such, we must be in Auckland for our first week and then we are open to travel anywhere our second week. I can't tell you how excited I am for this opportunity. That said, we are limited not only in duration but also by the facts we have three kids - ages 5, 7, and 10 - and that it will be winter. We are used to being on the go and we're not really relaxed vacationers. We also don't like winter sports, even though we live in Minnesota.

The kids and I will arrive on Tuesday and will be "on our own" in Auckland until Friday. After that, my husband is free to join us. I've been doing all kinds of research and have put together a rough itinerary. Thank you very much in advance for any feedback you give. Really, really appreciate it!

AUCKLAND:
Tues: Arrive early morning, do a Harbor Tour and explore Devenport
Wed: See the boats at the Viaduct Basin, have lunch at the Sky Tower, and possibly explore Posonby or Cornwall Park
Thurs: Spend the day at the Auckland Zoo; hopefully do a behind-the-scenes tour
Fri: Rent bikes or go to the Auckland Museum

NO-LONGER-LIMITED TO AUCKLAND:
Sat: Leave early - Drive to Waitimo Caves for the glow worms & Hobbiton, Continue onto Rotorua and stay overnight.
Sun: Rotorua – Bicycle tour in morning, Waikite Valley thermal pools in late afternoon, Maori Village & Hangi Feast in evening
Mon: Rotorua - Skyline & luge, Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland
Tues: Rotorua – Redwood Forest, Agroventures
Wed: Rotorua – Kaurau Park, Free Time (question: is this too much time on Rotorua?)
Thurs: Taupo - Horseback riding and hot water beach (worth doing in July?)
Fri: Taupo - Prawn farm in morning, possibly a scenic drive or not-scary hike (?), then return to Auckland (3.5 hours)
Sat: Auckland – Day trip to Rotigoro or Great Barrier Island, possibly try to catch a rugby game
Sun: Auckland – Pack up, have the afternoon to kill (any ideas???), leave in the evening for home

Is there anything we're missing that would be great in July for a family? Or that we should do to round off our New Zealand experience?

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