We started back on Te Araroa proper at exactly the same place as we finished last year, the excellent French patisserie in Albert Town. Florence was impressed at how authentic the croissants were and I made sure it was a gluten day!

We then said our goodbyes and she headed back to Dunedin while we started walking north. The trail at this point is a well used cycle track: dusty, stony and hot. We were glad to reach Lake Hawea and Martyn finished the day with a dip in the water with our friend Rhian.

Nice to walk with just a day pack today!