Have made some progress with my self drive itinerary (4 adults of which 2 senior citizens) but am still a bit uncertain about the following:
1. Will I be able to drive auckland-waitamo(just under 3 hrs?) do the glowworm tour(45 minutes standard one not rafting/tubing etc)-and reach rotorua (2h30minutes?) in time say by 2 pm to be able check in at rotorua hotel, dump the luggage and hit waiotapu before it closes for the last entry at 3.45 pm?
2. Similarly, is it manageable to do (a somewhat rushed maybe) te puia-agrodome-paradise springs before catching the afternoon flight from rotorua to queenstown? also once i arrive in queenstown(4.30pm), I'd like to right away drive on to te anau such that I can do the last te anau glowworm tour around 8.15pm. would that be manageable?
3. finally which one is worth it, waitamo glowworm or te anau glow worm tours? I'd like to do both but just in case I'm crunched for time which one should I choose?
Appreciate any thoughts please.