If you have a bit of spare time and you’re willing to travel 25 miles, take a look at Whakapapa. This place offers up lots of things to see and do. Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt alone make the drive out here worthwhile. Don’t miss Waitomo Caves either! Just 50 miles away, Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Altura Gardens & Wildlife Park and Aranui Cave are must-sees here.