We are heading to NZ for 3 weeks in late Nov/Dec.
Our draft itinerary has us for 2 nights in Auckland, then a blank canvas of 2 nights before 3 nights in Paihia, as a wind down before travelling home.
We are really struggling with the 2 days as I dont want to spend all day travelling from Taupo or Rotorua to the BOI but I cant really think of getting around it any other way. We will be using car hire in the North Island.
Can anyone give any advice on where to go or whether to miss the BOI out due to the long journey distance.