Take a relaxing break, staying three nights at the Millennium Hotel New Plymouth Waterfront and two nights on the lakeside at the Millennium Hotel & Resort, Manuels in Taupo. Celebrate Christmas day with lunch at the Nice Hotel and visit the Festival of Lights at Pukekura Park. Drive the Forgotten World Highway and lunch at the Whangamomona Hotel.
There's lots to enjoy in New Plymouth and Taupo. Christmas lunch is at The Nice Hotel and The Festival of Lights sets Pukekura Park alight at night. We cruise out on Lake Taupo to the contemporary Maori rock carvings in Mine Bay. Lunch with Debbie Robertson at Crosshills Garden is a fitting finale.