We ( that is myself, hubby and three children) are flying out to Auckland on Feb 6th for an exploring holiday. We plan to stay around Auckland for 3 or 4 days. We are not really city people and would rather stay in a rural area. I have seen a number of Farmstay accommodation advertised and wondered if anyone has any experience of these and could recommend anywhere.
Should this be successful we plan to travel towards the Bay of Plenty and possibly look for a similar place to stay.

Finally the trip should take us down to Wellington. This is where we really need to explore as my husband is more lokely to find a job in this area when we eventually move.

Also any information on car hire for 3 weeks would be very helpful.

Thank you in advance