So the first of the 4 walks we were planning to do was Lake Waikaremoana (which means something along the lines of the lake that behaves like the sea). To get to the lake from Rotorua was a bit of a mission considering it is about 40km on a gravel road up through the mountains. Anyway finally made it there and on Monday mid-day we started our 42km long walk. Lovely scenery and only a 3 hour walk the first day. Second day a longer walk, around 6 hours… a lot up and down but beautiful views and we even managed to go for a swim or more for a quick dip in the lake. The third and final day we started early and did a 580 m ascent and then down we managed a 9 hour walk in 6 hours so relatively happy with our achievement. Anyway when we went to pick up our car and then we drown down to Napier where we stayed at a very nice B&B and believe it or not we had dinner at an Irish pub (very nice) .