Day 133- Today was the first day with our rented car, we were picked up from the hostel at 9am and taken to the depot, after a few signatures we were out in our Nissan Sunny which we named 'Sunny Sam'. It took us about 20 mins to get out of the city, this was our first experience of how organised the roads of New Zealand are. Our first stop was 'One Tree Hill' which we found after asking for directions as the place was completely unsign-posted and was actually inside a park that was tucked away. We took the challenging option and parked the car up at the bottom instead of driving to the top. It only took us 20mins or so to walk up and it was a lovely walk. The views were spectacular but it was unbelievably windy so we didn't stay at the top long. Once at the bottom we were on the road to Thames, one good thing about the new Zealand roads is there isn't many of them so its not too hard to get lost and map in hand we made it to Thames pretty quickly with no problems and it was such a beautiful drive. We checked in to our hostel which was really nice, they offered free filter coffee so we relaxed with a cuppa in the garden before heading back out. Lloyd managed to find a map with a walking track on so that's what we decided to do. The map took us first to a lovely little wooden church, we had a look inside and as we signed the visitors book we noticed the people before us were from Newcastle, small world. We carried on the walk it seemed to take us right in to the residential places which was great -some of the houses were beautiful. After about 2 hours I was starting to get a bit sick of just walking round streets and Lloyd was getting annoyed at the useless map so we walked back. We stopped off by the mini-railway line which was cute then headed back to the hostel. The highly recommended fishbar 'The Wharf' looked to good to miss so we went there for tea. It was a very relaxed wooden shack, Lloyd went over to order and came back with Yellow fish, Gurnard fish, chips and a surprise - battered oysters yumm. We sipped on our wine and beer and enjoyed the best fish and chips we have ever had. We picked up a bottle of wine on the way back and relaxed on the balcony before bed.