Te Araroa Trail Day 68. Paekakariki 1662.3kms – Porirua 1690kms

Te Araroa Trail Paekakeriki Escarpment Track

Te Araroa Trail Paekakariki Escarpment Track I had a thoroughly exhausting, but surprisingly enjoyable day today. It began at 7.30am as I climbed the marvellous Paekakariki Escarpment track. It was really windy, so I wasn't…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 66. Otaki Forks campsite 1619kms – Paraparaumu 1650kms

Te Araroa Trail Pukeatua summit track

Te Araroa Trail Pukeatua summit track I was up, packed, breakfasted and out this morning just in time before it rained. This was the first rainy day in ages! I actually had to use my…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 65. Waitewaewae hut 1607.8kms – Otaki Forks campsite 1619kms

Te Araroa Trail Near Otaki Forks

Te Araroa Trail - the day I took that wrong turn! I had an amazing night's sleep last night. Nature has overtaken me now, and I go to bed well before it's dark. Generally I'm…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 64. Nichols hut 1599.8kms – Waitewaewae hut 1607.8kms

Te Araroa Trail Nichols hut to Mount Crawford

Te Araroa Trail Nichols hut to Waitewaiwai hut My night in the tent outside Nichols hut in the beautiful Tararua rangess started off freezing, then I had to unpeel all the layers during the night.…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 63. Te Matawai hut 1587.6 kms – Nichols hut 1599.8kms

Te Araroa Trail Day 63 - Te Matawai to Nichols hut

Te Araroa Trail Tararua Ranges Te Matawai to Dracophyllum hut Most people in Te Matawai hut woke at around 5am and I got on trail by 6am. Today started with a huge climb, up to…

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