Shawn's kind neighbour sent us to bus station at Manukau.
The whole bus trip was around six hours. The first break was at Hamilton. The lunch break was at Taumarunui town. I bought some Ukraine biscuits to nibble. After we checked in at Plateau Lodge, National Park Village. We rent some hiking gears. For me, I rent hiking boots, hiking poles and overtrous (waterproof and windproof trousers) at Ski Biz. Since the day still early, I walked around the village, went to the post office to sent a post card to a friend from Norway and bought Jonny's Chocolate Eclairs at one of the cafe there. After soak at hot tub and dinner, we went to bed early to get ready for the next day.