3039.7 / 3074.5 km 98.9% Invercargil / Tuatara Lodge

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Dark Clouds Over Stewart Island
Saturday, April 6, 2024 7:59 pm
Location: Invercargil / Tuatara Lodge (3039.7 km)

The penultimate day on Te Araroa was a long walk along Oreti Beach, bookended with roadwalk in Riverton and Invercargill.

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Friday, April 5, 2024 10:00 pm
Location: Riverton / Riverton Holiday Park (3006.7 km)

With forest and mountains behind me, Te Araroa begins following the south coast of the South Island.

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Gnarled Trees
Thursday, April 4, 2024 8:33 pm
Location: Turnbull’s Hut (2982.7 km)

A second day in the Longwood Forest took me through very muddy trail to the final hut on Te Araroa.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024 8:52 pm
Location: Bald Hill Road Quarry (2967.0 km)

A road walk took me into the infamously muddy Longwood Forest, from where I got my first view towards Bluff and the southern coast of the South Island.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024 9:14 pm
Location: Merriview Hut (2950.5 km)

A series of road, forest, and forest road walks brought me over some mountains and to a private hut near the entrance to the Longwood Forest.

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