Is the fabulous Maori name for the Fan Tail, a wee bird that frequents todays Nydia Path, a 10mile saunter to our walk in (or boat in) eco-lodge destination. Most of the time is spent on undulating paths going over a saddle between bays and in lush forested/fern cover. The variety is astounding, as are the sizes they grow to.

We had stopped in Havelock en-route. Famous for mussels and the birthplace of Ernest Rutherford.  So far we have not seen too much evidence of a mass movement of people by motor home.  The Jucy Lucy variety look fun: Lucy certainly gets around.

Fording a few streams we arrive at the delightful Nydia Bay – First Class Carriage awaits.


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