Hi, We are travelling to NZ in April for the first time. We only have 6 days so are concentrating on central North Island. We have 3 kids 9, 7 and 2. How long would we need to spend at Waiotapu? I can see there are 3 walking tracks and bearing in mind the kids walking and 2 yr old walking/being carried, how long should we spend here and any info on which tracks we should do 1, 2, 3 so the kids maintain interest?
Also we were thinking of spending 2 nights in Rotarua. What are the must-dos here. We are meeting friends in Taupo for the next 2 nights. Is it recommended to see the other thermal place where you catch the 2min boat ride - is that the one that has alot of stairs down to a light blue pool?
I thought the kids would like the gondola and luge rides - would that be best done in the morning, lunch at the top of the gondola then a thermal wonderland if the arvo?