I will be coming to NZ as a part of my honeymoon. Was thinking about driving from Auckland to Rotorua. Can someone tell me if it is worth driving? Is it a scenic drive or am I better of just taking a flight. I looked up buses and it turns out that if I pay 30 USD more (pp) I can fly and save a bunch of time and relax in rotorua vs sitting through a bus ride.
Also, can someone suggest a decent car rental company. My budget was anywhere between 25-35 per day plus fuel. Ill be needing a car for about 3 full days roundtrip from auckland airport.