On the way back into town we stopped to check out a couple of Maori huts. It's a shame they were covered with corrugated iron roofs (to protect the wood I suppose).
Slowly Aisha got used to it. Very slowly. She was clinging on to mummy all the way. Then, at one of the last rapids (where now you have to go a different way because of a fallen tree), we got stuck and both Aisha and Esther fell in. After a bit of a panic both were rescued and were back in the boat, trembling from the freezing cold water. Lucas had to sit next to his little sister and comfort her, I couldn't get him back to the front even for the last rapid. By the end Aisha was fine. She even said she would do rafting again, but not for a while. First climbing, she preferred climbing.
Our new campsite, in the next town up North (Taupo), has a hot pool (we are in geothermal central). Rounded off the day with a nice evening dip.