We are planning a trip to New Zealand in December. We will be driving from Auckland (after spending 2 nights there) to Rotorua. We are planning to watch the Hangi Dinner show on the same day and was wondering if we should stay the night in Rotorua or should we drive on to Taupo? The show ends at 9.30pm so not sure if it's wise to do the 1 hour drive in the dark on unfamiliar roads.
We are weighing between staying 2 nights in Taupo (preferred but have to drive after the show) or 1 night in Rotorua and 1 night in Taupo or Turangi. We drive to Wellington after the 2 nights stay. Any advice?