I am going to be in Taupo for a few days with my father and uncle in December. We arrive on Christmas Day and will be leaving on Deceber 27th. They have booked a full day trip with a fly fishing guide for the 26th -- I don't fish. I am looking for advice as to what tours, trips, etc. I should look into booking for me on the 26th. We are staying in Taupo. A complicating factor -- I won't have access to a vehicle. I am a an adventerous, fun-loving 35 year old Texas who wants to see the scenery of the area, but doesn't want just a bus tour. Any suggestions?
Another question: we arrive in Taupo on Christmas Day and are interested in eating a nice dinner -- will any restaurants be open? If so, any recommendations?