2120.1 / 3061.9 km 69.2% Boyle / Hanmer Springs / Kakapo Lodge YHA

Posts are delayed by a week and a half, and publish at noon NZDT (6 pm EST).

Feb 20: Current Location: Boyle / Hamner Springs

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 9:56 pm
Location: Kerikeri (233.2 km)

Our first zero on Te Araroa, we rested and took care of chores in Kerikeri.

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Bay of Islands
Monday, November 20, 2023 9:41 pm
Location: Kerikeri (233.2 km)

Today’s mix of road, forest, and park trails brought us to Kerikeri, where we’re stopping for a much-needed day of rest.

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Mangapukahukahu Stream
Sunday, November 19, 2023 9:18 pm
Location: Puketi Campsite (207.2 km)

Today was a long, arduous trek through water and steep hills, before turning into some of the most well-built trail I’ve ever seen. (Followed, of course, by a road walk.)

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Mangamuka River
Saturday, November 18, 2023 9:57 pm
Location: Blackbridge Camp (186.7 km)

Another day, another roadwalk along Te Araroa, this time bringing us into the Puketī Forest.

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Exiting the Raetea Forest
Friday, November 17, 2023 10:14 pm
Location: Makene Road Campsite (163.9 km)

The Raetea Forest is as muddy as it is beautiful. It was unfortunate, then, that it was very beautiful.

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