We spent our last day on the lovely Waiheke island famous for its beaches and wines. Take a bus/ Uber to the Auckland Ferry Terminal where you can buy a pass for a round trip to the island plus a bus pass for the island itself. Once on the island, you can explore wineries and tasting rooms at length, or head to one of the various beaches. The island is about 10km long and the bus goes from the ferry terminal to the last beach. We couldn't think of a better way to spend our last day in NZ that with the sun and sea with some fine wine. So there you go, NZ is absolutely doable without a car without compromising on the experience.
Rotoroa Island as the legend goes was once a rehabilitation centre for alcohol addicts. Well, as of now, in cooperation with the New Zealand Zoo, it has been turned into a wildlife breeding and trekking place. Once you get there, you cannot refrain yourself from the mesmerizing beauty of nature! The treks are phenomenal and the scenery you discover while climbing the south and the north tower peaks of the island will take away all your tiredness and will push you to go for more.