1.Dunedin- beautiful place- lots to see - recommend a visit to museum 5+. 2.Christchurch - another beautiful city- not enough time - we did the punt, tram and gondola -well worth the money. 5+ 3.Wellington- big city - recommend booking a guided tour and must see the museum (absolutely fantastic- not enough time).5 4.Napier- incredible place - again not enough time,we hired an old car for a guided tour- superb. any guided tours will be good. 5+ 5.Tauranga (Rotorua)- we organised a tour via the ship - money worthwhile spent- had an absolute superb time- Elite Polynesian spa experience. This was the most expensive tour but definitely worthwhile every cent.5++ 6.Auckland -we chose to walk around the city and sight see-5 7.Bay of islands- beautiful area- we did the Mac Attack - jet boat- got to visit and go through the hole in rock. awesome experience-but don't be fooled into thinking this boat does what other jet boats do (it goes fast but no water tricks). again not enough time to see and do it all. 5+
When doing shore tours it easy to work out your time table so you can re-board the ship have lunch and then go back to shore for more touring.
Overall trip 11/10 - we intend to do a land trip next time.