Before leaving, we returned to the Licorice Cafe across the street for eggs.
Mt Ruapehu (headwaters of the Waikato River) in the distance
Here's today's route, several hours and a many twisty roads to our destination (click here to view map if reading in email):
Waikato RiverThe Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand. Its catchment covers 14,260 square km or 12 per cent of the area of the North Island. The river starts its journey to the sea from high in the central North Island volcanic zone, 2797 metres above sea level...The Waikato River is a tupuna (ancestor), a taonga (treasure), and the mauri (life force) of Tainui Waka and Ngati Tuwharetoa.
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