We will be driving from Taupo to Wellington on Sunday, April 6. We have the following day entirely open in Wellington and we ferry to Picton the next morning (4/8).
With that timing in mind, how do you suggest we go? I'm thinking about going over to Napier and then down to Palmerston North on to Wellington. We would have about 3 hours to explore the Napier area. Is that just too little time to make the trek worthwhile? Would our time be better spent exploring the area surrounding Palmerston North? Does it being a Sunday factor in to our decision, as far as shops/attractions being closed?
What are your suggestions on what to do the next day in Wellington?
Thank you for any advice/tips/pointers you can provide. After we get this figured out I'll be back asking for suggestions for the much longer jaunt from Christchurch to Queenstown!