Guess which one we were doing.
Going from the Waikato coast to Hawke's Bay is a longish haul straight through the middle of the island. that said we had good roads, perfect weather, active volcanoes and pretty waterfalls to look at, and even the odd moment of perfection in the back seat.
SH30 from Te Kuiti to Taupo. One of my favourite bits of road that I don't drive on very often.
The aforementioned moment of perfection.
The white smudge at centre right is the active vent on Tongariro being active.someone has actually done.