Loved the beach area. but the Tasman Sea was cold to swim. Climbed the Summit. The city had everything that one needed. We visited Roturua before so no need to go back as we missed the ocean front last visit.
It really is a city and just that. We went off the beaten path with a private tour and visited the west side of the island for the beautiful black sand beaches and then off to some of the local wineries that are very beautiful.