A few days ago, I boarded the intercity bus for Turangi, a small town on the south of lake Taupo. It's about 6 hours south of Auckland by bus. I checked into my clean and lovely backpackers and signed up to do the Tongariro crossing the following day.
The bus picked me up at a little after 7AM, and then I was on my way. The hike took about 7 hours, fairly challenging, but worth the effort.
One of those typical kiwi sayings... odd grammar, yes.