355.8 / 3038.0 km 11.7% Nikau Bay Eco Camp

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

Thursday, November 16, 2023 9:37 pm
Location: Abhay and Jayanti’s Krishna Sanctuary (144.9 km)

Today was another paved and gravel road walk, taking us from Kaitaia to the doorstep of the Raetea Forest, the first of the northern forests we’ll hike through.

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Four Cows in a Meadow
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 11:12 pm
Location: Kaitaia / Beachcomber Lodge and Backpacker (125.5 km)

A walk along a road brought us to Kaitaia, for our first resupply on Te Araroa.

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Ninety Mile Beach
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 4:40 pm
Location: Ahipara / YHA Aphiara (110.8 km)

Another thirty kilometers on Ninety Mile Beach finally brought us to the town of Ahipara, at the southern edge of the beach.

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Wakatehāua Island
Monday, November 13, 2023 9:35 pm
Location: Hukatere Lodge Campground (79.7 km)

Our second day on Ninety Mile Beach took us a further 30 km down the very long beach.

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Steam Rises from Te Paki Stream
Sunday, November 12, 2023 4:01 pm
Location: Maunganui Bluff Campsite (49.1 km)

Today brought us to the start of the longest beach walk on Te Araroa: Ninety Mile Beach.

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