Awake very early again. The plan is to get to the South Island by the weekend so we’ll hit the road early (ish) today and do a 200km drive from Taupo to Feilding.
The coffee shop we were aiming for opened slightly later than the guide book said so a walk was had. Now, the McDonalds in Roswell, New Mexico has a UFO sticking out of its roof but here in Taupo there’s a full size aeroplane. Your move Roswell, your move.
Mordor remained forever in the distance.
The town was full of great graffiti.
When the Replete cafe opened it was one of the best breakfasts of the trip, but a lot of the food has been great.
A long drive through lots of nice scenery with stopping off to take photos.
Driving down backroads to try and get a better view of The Mountain we came across this. Seems legitimate. Nice to see the brand branching out.
The evening was spent looking at maps and the ferry. The ferry was all booked up (unless you want a 2am crossing) until Sunday, so it’ll be a couple of days in a place called Lower Hutt then the ferry between Wellington and Picton on the Sunday afternoon. When we land in Picton it’ll be a couple of hours drive to Kaikoura. Best laid plans.