Alarm at 5.30, set off in starlight, bright but not quite enough. Gradually lost all the height we'd gained, as the sun came up, reversing the change in flora back to tree ferns and warmth. Admired a weka chick on the way, lurking in the undergrowth until its parents came from the other side of the path to feed it.
Caught the shuttle bus back to Nelson, got clean then out for real food.
Off down the coast tomorrow.