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DAYS 51-60: Te Kuiti to Taumarunui

7 days walk then 3 days rest. The trail from Te Kuiti follows the Mangaokewa stream for almost 2 days through bush and limestone cliffs then along a farm road and then highway linking to Pureora and the Timber Trail. The Mangaokewa river trail was great,a little challenging with a fragile track and a little... Continue Reading →

DAYS 44-50: Hamilton to Te Kuiti

That looks like quite a climb. I took an extra day in Hamilton to rest the knees, the walk through the farms had pretty much turned them to jelly with the hard uneven ground. The walk to Whatawhata passed through the Taitua Arboretum a great collection of trees and roosters. From Whatawhata the trail followed... Continue Reading →

Days 33-38 Warkworth to Ramarama

Holiday weekends and crazy traffic, rejoining the track from Warkworth was no easy feat which rubbed salt into the rugby wounds but eventually I made it, but it ment a detour and road walk missing a small section of trail .Although the tides weren't in my favour for the paddle from Puhoi they were perfect... Continue Reading →

Days 26-32: Ruakaka -Warkworth.

Pakiri beach estuary From Ruakaka it was a nice walk down the beach accompanied by the Bream Bay school fun run crowd and on to Waipu Cove for the next set of rugby quarter finals. I took the Waipu coastal track round to Laing beach the inland to the start of the Mangawhai heads track... Continue Reading →

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