Hi. Just wanted some advice on travel times. We are driving from Coromandel to Rotorua and want to stop at Matamata enroute to do the Hobbiton tour. As it is over the Christmas/New Year period, we want to prebook a tour but have had a bit of conflicting info about travel times, firstly from Coromandel to Matamata, then from Matamata to Rotorua.
We don't want to risk missing our tour if we book too early, but also we have a dinner booking in Rotorua and need to be there by 6pm, so don't want to be pushing it from Matamata to Rotorua either...
Any experienced travellers advice would be greatly appreciated.