Dunedin is a beautiful university town and the peninsula surrounding Dunedin is beautiful. We hired a car and took a look at all of the area. Enjoyed lunch at a beautiful hotel in Port Chalmers and really enjoyed just looking around a very beautiful part of the world.
Hired a car and drove ourselves to Rotorua via the lakes are and through the mountains - just spectacular. Never seen so many beautiful tree ferns - by the thousands - in the rainforest.
Went to the Rotorua Museum and the park where lots of geysers and mud pools can be viewed for free - stayed clear of the tourist parks as there's plenty to see and do without goign into such a highly controlled environment.
The sulphur smell can be overpowering at times and after a few hours we both agreed it was time to leave and breathe some 'clean' air.
Also enjoyed a drive up the coast from Mount Manganui (where the ship docks). Beautiful seaside suburb with superb beach.