We will be driving down from Paihai to Taupo - is this too far for one day drive if we start early?
How long will it take to drive to Waitomo caves from Taupo - is it a doable day trip?
Also, what is the best place to view the geo-thermal attractions in the Taupo and Rotorua area? My tour book has several places listed but most have pricey admission costs of 35 NZD or more. Any suggestion on which is best?
We just want to do day hikes in the Tongariro Nat Park or other closeby areas - any suggestions on best scenic places for easy to moderate hikes up to 3 or 4 hrs return?
Thanks for any help.