Left Te Waewae Bay and drove into Tautapere for supplies and diesel and then on to Clifton. Stayed at the Clifton Suspension bridge car park as the small campground had been chained off. Ok night, and early next morning took a leisurely drive to Lake Hauroko (20 kilometers of gravel,) the deepest Lake in NZ. Very peaceful and pretty when I arrived. Watched the jet boat with 10 passengers set off for the coast down the Wairaurahiri River, (“27 Kms of Grade 3 Rock Strewn Whitewater Rapids”) and they link up with the Hump Track that I walked yesterday. A helicopter landed about 30 meters from the bus to pick up some tourists who were going to link up with the people in the jet boat for lunch. Plenty of other private boats being launched and setting off to go down the same river so the place had become quite noisy.
Helicopter in fron of bus.