We stopped a lot in our drive from Plimmerton to Taupo. There was the farmers/flea market in Otaki plus Riverstone Cafe where Jim got something for later and at Kiss And Bake Up http://www.kissandbakeup.co.nz/ where Jim got dessert. No more sugar for me. Further up SH1 we stopped at Foxton, an outlet town, where we did a brief bit of shopping. In Turangi we stopped for lunch at Licorice Cafe. I got a veg stack of beetroot chutney w/relish which was delicious and Jim had some meat thing I can’t identify. We eventually arrived in Taupo, back at Blackcurrent Backpackers where we’d started 46 days ago and several pounds lighter.