Another slow start to the morning with a departure at around 11:30am. A quick look through the main street and we were away.
It was a quick 20km of flat farm land to Martinborough, the wine growing area of NZ. We went to a few tastings before having a platter and a glass of Chardonnay at Alana Winery.
We stopped again in the town of Martinborough for a quick afternoon tea before setting off at about 4:00pm for the remaining km.
It was only about 20km to Featherston were we stocked up on water and had a quick break.
Then on to Rimutaka Hill – the biggest climb of the trip, about 500m of climbing over 10km. It was fairly good going with traffic fairly understanding. The views from the top weren’t greatly inspiring but it was a good achievement none the less.
The final 20km was fairly easy going with at least 5km of fast downhill. Then some rolling hills into Upper Hutt.
We arrived quite late at 7pm and the campsite was a bit isolated. So with out food, we set up our tents, showers then took a taxi in to the main street of Upper Hutt for a late dinner.