Te Araroa Trail Day 28. Takapuna 585.7kms – Auckland 595kms

Te Araroa Trail Auckland harbour

Te Araroa Trail Auckland

We had a very special morning on the trail today!

We spent the day with Red, who I met one day last summer as she was doing the Hakarimatas stretch of Te Araroa trail.

Red is an all-round beautiful person, TA trail walker 2016/17, and now trail angel extraordinare. She thoroughly spoilt Anouck and I. What a wonderful day!

We ate breakfast at Takapuna beach cafe, and were joined by our trail buddy Bruce who I met on 90 mile beach– it was awesome to catch up with him!! We spent a lovely couple of hours quizzing Red about the trail, and got some great tips.

Te Araroa Trail Day 28 - Bruce, Red, Anouck and I enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the Takapuna Beach Cafe
Te Araroa Trail Day 28 – Bruce, Red, Anouck and I enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the Takapuna Beach Cafe

After breakfast Red was our guide for the morning. We walked and talked our way to North Head (Maungauika), Mount Victoria (Takarunga), and finally into Devonport where we enjoyed superb tea and cake in Corelli’s cafe.

Trail Angel Red

Red treated us to everything, and it was wonderful to enjoy her company. The kindness and generosity of our wonderful Kiwi hosts is staggering.

Anouck and I got the ferry to central Auckland and we parted ways while we both have a few rest days, and contemplate our next moves.

Te Araroa Trail Rangitoto Auckland
Te Araroa Trail Day 28 – From Mount Victoria across to Rangitoto

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