We're coming in to Tauranga on a cruise ship in a week, and have hired a car which we pick up at 8 and drop off at 4:30, planning to drive to Rororua.
Can anyone give me advice on which order we should do our sights in to limit driving? We will take Tauranga Direct road SH36 as earlier posts have said this saves time, and it would be good to not be doubling back alot!
The things we would like to see/do are:
Agroventures (Zorb, Schweeb, Freefall)
Hot Springs to bathe in
Mud Baths to bathe in
Geysers, thermal sights to watch
I've read lots of posts but am also wondering with Hot Springs/Mud/Geysers which we should visit, hopefully only two places?
We'd like to bathe in Hot Springs, preferably more natural, large ones rather than a man-made one like square concrete, also not an indoor or a fancy spa. Can anyone recommend one, and which is good to see the geysers as well (I've read Wai-O-Tapu is great but am hoping to find one place which is good for viewing and bathing, as we'll also go to Hell's Gate for Mud Bathing)
Thanks very much all!