Myself and my boyfriend are arriving in NZ mid November and plan to stay for a year or more. Plan is to buy a van and take our time driving up to the Bay of Islands and spend Christmas here.
I know next to nothing about the area as yet and wonder if anyone could suggest somewhere nice to stay for a few special days at Christmas. Somewhere not too far off the beaten track and picturesque. We have a week or more to spend in the area so any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated.
Things to do, events, must visit places?