If you’re looking for a day-trip destination, we’ve got a couple of suggestions. Sitting 20 miles away, Whakapapa is worth getting in the car for. Among the first stops you make here should be Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro and Te Porere Redoubt. Located 45 miles away, Whanganui is another place to aim for. If you drop by, don’t miss Virginia Lake, Whanganui Museum and South Beach.