Our plan is to drive from Rotorua to the vicinity of Palmerston North in a day. We'll have already visited Waiotapu the previous day. We're not into extreme sports or anything too adventurous or expensive but would appreciate suggestions of things to see on this route. Huka Falls is on our list but is there anything else at Lake Taupo we shouldn't miss? When we get to Turangi should we take the western loop around Tongariro National Park or is Hwy 1 scenic enough?
We're booked to overnight at a homestay near Manawatu Gorge below a wind farm.
Any ideas would be appreciated.