Our accommodation in Rotorua was excellent with spacious well equipped rooms and I took the opportunity to have a quiet night in watching videos and picnicing.
Today we rode to the lakeside resort of Taupo, taking a rather indirect route to avoid the busy highway. The extra miles were well spent and there were many miles of lovely riding through classic North Island countryside.
The day was about 63 miles with, inevitably, plenty of hills which should be enough for most people but one of our group, Katie, was made of sterner stuff. Having got in to the motel early she slipped into running kit and headed off to the Huka Falls……..a 14 mile round trip. She didn't even have the good manners to look totally shagged when she got home!!!