This morning began with a lot up in the air. The first thing we had to settle was whether or not to book transport to the Tangariro National Park to complete the 16KM crossing. After calling the local company in Taupo, we decided that $49 per person was way too much and considered driving to a town closer to the National Park to get a shuttle from there. With that in mind, we called a couple of holiday parks closer in and got some more information. We still weren’t sure of the plan but agreed that we were going to move on from the All Seasons Holiday Park.
We woke up on Friday morning in no hurry to get out of Waitomo. The only thing on the agenda for the day was a three hour drive east to Rotorua. After checking out of our cabin we spent about twenty minutes in a small coffee shop next door. Our tour from the previous day provided us each with a free drink coupon so we cashed in and relaxed for a few minutes.