We arrived in Minginui quite early, so we asked our hostess at the Whirinaki Forest Holidays lodge to drop us at the end of the 16km Whirinaki track and pick us up two hours later.
The track is in beech forest, with huge mature podocarps towering above. The first half of the ride was mostly up, and we pushed our bikes on the steeper hills. All the height we gained meant a fairly thrilling descent to the finish.
Back at the lodge we enjoyed a huge feed of wild venison, shot by our host. A fine end to a great day.