After a multi-day trek what can you possibly do the next day? Right, let's go for another walk. Just a small one around Lake Rotopounamu, which features a nice beach to have a swim.
Next stop is Te Kuiti, which is near the famous Waitomo caves and has a nice bush walk by the Ruakuri cave.
As it turned out there is lot of cool stuff you can do in the various caves so I might have to come back here... (spoiler: I will!)
Who would guess it but there are more volcanic islands to explore like Rangitoto just outside Auckland harbour. You can walk there the whole day on volcanic stone:
In one bay on the back side of the island called Ship Wreck Bay people used to dump their old ships. According to the signboard there are over 20 wrecks but you can't see a lot:
Heading out west from Auckland is the Waitakere area with the wonderful surfer paradise Piha featuring the Lion rock on a lovely beach:
And we didn't had a waterfall for quite some time so here we go: Kitekite falls in Piha