I'm doing a three week self drive holiday around NZ in January and would like to see as much as possible. The decision I'm trying to make is whether to fly from Christchurch to Rotarua or drive via Kaikoura, Wellington and Taupo. It is a lot of driving with a 9 year old in the car and the days saved would be great in bay of plenty or a number of other locations.
If you can afford it and are concerned about hours of 'are we there yet?', you could do worse than get a few domestic flights to give you more time to explore places like Rotorua, Taupo and even get yourself up to the Bay of Islands, stunning!. about 6 years ago