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 →

Planning is a Chore

At the moment i just can't wait to start walking. Equipment, food, weight, logistics... all leave the head spinning. It looks like i should be taking the first steps about the 23rd of September, leaving me enough time to make Wellington a few weeks before Christmas, then continuing the journey just after (maybe before) New... Continue Reading →

Te Araroa My Journey

Towards the end of June 2019 I decided to set off on an adventure and walk Te Araroa, New Zealand's Long Pathway. A 150 day journey the length of Aotearoa. Starting the beginning of October at Cape Reinga, a few weeks break in the middle then finishing towards the end of March in Bluff. Check... Continue Reading →

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