A quick update. Yesterday was a gloriously FLAT (I mean actually properly flat not slightlylesshillythanusual) giving the riders time to detour to a waterfall and still be in Matamata in time to catch the last tour of the Hobbiton film set tour. Matamata is now so dominated by LOTR related tourism that the tourist information office looks like this. Not exactly the rugged natural beauty we came for but people seemed to like it! Today we are of to Rotorua, home of hot springs, geysers and ploppy mud.