Good question! In general, the roads we travel are well-maintained, bitumen-surfaced single carriageways.
The access road to Lake Waikaremoana has a 100 kilometre section of un-sealed, dusty gravel road with many sharp corners. If the road hasn’t been graded for a while there can be surface corrugations that make the trip bumpy. If you suffer from car sickness, please equip yourself with whatever remedies you prefer to use to alleviate the discomfort. The best time to purchase medicinal supplies is in Rotorua before we leave.
If sitting up the front helps, then just let your guides know and they’ll pop you in the front passenger seat!