Hi there. My current thinking on part of our north island drive is, having done rotorua, we would set out early in the morning to do the East Cape drive around to Gisborne.
At the moment I think we could stop at Opotiki after Rotorua to fuel up, eat morning tea, look around a bit before heading off to our planned accomodation at Anaura Bay where we plan to spend a couple of days in a lovely B&B before heading off to Gisborne and then Napier.
While we don't necessarily want to rush around the East Cape, I wonder if it's conceivable that a full day spent driving (with stops to take in views etc) around the East Cape to Anaura Bay is reasonable? Or is that just silly and there won't be time to enjoy the drive?