Predominantly gay group of men who meet monthly for hiking. Recent medium/hard trip: five hours to cover 18 kilometers. From Overnight at Rotorua, drive to north end of Lake Okataina, trek from Okataina Outdoor Pursuits Camp to high above western Okataina lakeshore, mostly through bush. After a couple of hours trail as ascends to the Whakapoungakau Trig take lunch. Then steep climb for 20 minutes for dramatic views of Lake Rotorua, Lake Okataina and Lake Tarawera. On return take a well-earned soak in thermal pools at Hot Water beach or Polynesian Pools in Rotorua. Next day climb up Mount Ngongtaha, or take time to meander the mature Redwood groves in the Whaka forest.