A fairly leisurely start, with plenty of time to chat to David. Then we set off along an easy, well formed track through lovely forest. We stopped for lunch of more Mountain bread wraps, hummus, the last of the lettuce and our third batch of mung bean sprouts. The Mountain bread had dried out quite a bit so rather than “wrap” I pulled off pieces to dip in the hummus salad mix.

An easy forest walk.

We leapt ahead of David on the river crossing, when he used the swing bridge. He overtook us when we stopped to chat to SOBO TA walkers. We arrived at the carpark at 2.30pm, ready for a second lunch. I was just getting this organised when a car drove out of the carpark and stopped to give us a ride. Two kind kiwis from Wellington holidaying in Queenstown. They happily took us to Glenorchy, even slowing down slightly to enable us to wave at David, now cycling full speed to Queenstown. We checked into the remarkable eco-lodge at Camp Glenorchy for two days RnR.

Final swingbridge, 30 minutes from the Greenstone carpark.