After leaving Te Kaha we headed towards the most easterly part of New Zealand. The scenery was amazing, and it was great just to chill out in the bus, look at the scenery and listen to music like the Chili's and Blur. Climbed up to the East Cape Lighthouse - 742 steps - I was absolutely knackered when I reached the top. But it had amazing views and was the most easterly point (except for a few little islands) in NZ which was kind of cool. Stopped off at a little place nearby for lunch called Te Araroa, which has the largest pohutukawa tree (native Christmas tree) in NZ. That night we were staying in a farmstay in a place called Ranitukia which was in the middle of nowhere - and that is no exaggeration! The place was called Eastender (I was humming the theme tune all night much to my annoyance as its a crap program). It was another cold night so we lit a fire outside - we were basically staying in huts. For dinner we had a Hangi which is a traditional Maori dish baked in the earth. It was meat (I think lamb although mine was practically just bones!), a couple of potatoes, loads of stuffing and this orange thing and something else I had never seen before and didn't like. It was ok but I was glad I had had a really big lunch (burger and chips!). Had an early night (about 10) cos I wanted to get up and see the sun rise.