Our second port was Mt Manganui and Taurunga. We hired a car and headed out to Te Aroha. Lovely scenery on the drive out and then we wandered around the town as this is where Bruce's grandfather was born. It was a gold rush town for a while and then became a spa town due to the hot springs.
In Wellington we hired a car again and headed to the Wairapa. Amazing scenery on the windy road!
We also went to see the terracotta warriers (only 9 of them) but well worth the visit!
Will continue with Akaroa next time.