Kirsty & Nick's New Zealand Adventure travel blog

Maori meeting house in Rotorua

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16 miles

Another summer day today – cloudy, but hot. We lay in for as long as we could bear (it gets really hot in the tent as soon as the sun hits it). After breakfast we cycled over to Ohope Beach, obviously without all the gear. As I had suspected, it was quite a challenging hill – actually kind of a triple hill, you kept thinking you were at the top and another bit would appear. We could have done it with the luggage, but it would have been very slow.

Cycled around for a bit. Very posh houses along Ohope Beach, but little in the way of shops and restaurants. We found a spot on the beach, and went swimming (or rather, got tossed around by the waves) for about an hour. Then cycled back up the hill and back to the camp site, via the supermarket for green thai curry supplies. Had a walk around town, and I bought a top to protect me from the sun in the sea.

Not much else today, and a relatively early night.

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