6 February 2007, Sorry we didnt get much on tape. We took our bikes from the upper reaches on the Rakaia river, into lake Heron. In behind the Mt Hutt range. This opens out into an alpine plateau that encompasses lake Clearwater & goes as far down to the north bank of the Rangitata river. This is all Lord of the Rings country, vast & majestic.
Finally, we went to Bay of Islands more rocks. There are only so many rocks you can see in a day and time was getting onso we headed back to Melbourne. The drive was about three hours and due to not getting much sleep the previous few.. Han has loads of family in New Zealand her uncle met us at the airport to give her her new bank card hallelujah after she had the last one stolen. We went back to her uncles gorgeous house for a cup of tea and some lunch