The trail began today along the road into Pakiri village. There’s nothing really there, just a school and a hall really. We passed through and headed onto a farmland track which climbed up a few hundred metres to meet the track that would take us through the Omaha Forest.
We had a break at the top and scoffed some chocolate, then we headed along the track through the Omaha Forest. It was very gorsey to start with and a bit of a climb to the trig.
Once at the trig there was a big helipad which made for a good chill out spot for a mocha break. We brewed up some coffees and had a bit of a chat to a couple of lady’s who had popped up for a day walk.
Heading downhill the track was a bit better (much less gorse) to the bottom of the valley. Then it was a bit of a muddy climb back up to the road.
At the roadside we didn’t even need to call a taxi to our accomodation in Matakana, a kind young man gave us a lift which was great. Saved us $20. We then spent it on beer on arrival in Matakana. Lol.
After a tasty wee beverage we checked into the Matakana Motel and then popped down to the 4 Square for some supplies.
When we came back we gave the pool a bit of a try (apparently it’s heated), but it was way too cold for us. We retired to our room for the night and chilled out. Heard a bit of a super bang tonight, but didn’t think too much of it, have no idea what it was.