Hi - our daughter will be spending next semester abroad at U of Auckland. We plan to visit her the first two weeks of November. I'm looking for suggestions on things to do, places to visit in a day or overnight. We will be renting a car. We don't want to stray too far from Auckland since we will be there to visit her when her schedule permits! We like scenery, beaches, hikes, shopping (me) and eating at small local places. I've checked out BOI, Waiheke, Waitakeri Ranges so far. Thanks for any help.