Into Egmont National Park
Continuing with the theme of not doing very much in a given day all we achieved today was to enter Egmont National Park (about 30km from last night's campsite), the park round Mount Taranaki, the dormant volcano which dominates the skyline round the whole New Plymouth area. On the way we had our camper looked at. The water heater wasn't working because a gas valve was closed, so that was pretty easy. The sink also looks OK after a bit of tinkering. Finally we bought a new heater and kept the ticket.
Went to the top carpark next to the main visitor centre but it's pretty cold and windy up there so we are spending the night at a carpark a bit lower down. Lovely views of the volcano though, can't wait to go up again tomorrow morning.