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 →

DAYS 7-13 : Ahipara to Kerikeri

This was a long section 7 days through 3 very different forest's and maze of electric fences through 24km of farmland. It started with a walk to Kaitaia along the road, 3 tropical downpours and I had dried out by the time I left Pac'n save. A short hitch (6k) up SH1 and then on... Continue Reading →


32km from Utea to Ahipara. The intention was to walk on to a campsite 17km down the beach. My pace for the day was planned to perfection and I made camp late afternoon to find it was closed for renovation. Another 15kms to go.... I finally reached Ahipara just after sunset and wandered round the... Continue Reading →


Day 4: 30km to Utea park campground. It was a long day but well worth the effort. The morning started with the drone of motorcycles which turned into the drone of IRBs as the annual 90 mile beach race rolled on past, each boat being tracked by vehicle. 50+ boats past by before the sound... Continue Reading →

DAYS 2-3

TWILIGHT CAMP TO THE BLUFF CAMP I had intended to walk this 27km section in one day, but it was such a nice day once the winds died down. I found a great spot in the dunes to camp and continued on to the bluffs campsite the next morning. Splitting the day up ment for... Continue Reading →


The Lighthouse Stunning day to go for a walk. After a great walkers breakfast, 2 bacon and egg Mcmuffins, I managed to get to the Cape in good time. A few war stories, a herd of cattle, classic car rally and gypsies who forgot where they were going and dropped me off at the Cape.... Continue Reading →

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