Clevedon to Mangatawhiri Dam
From Clevedon I hiked towards the Huanua Ranges. Every once in a while I’d walk past a tree-lined drive which would make me wonder how nice it would be to arrive home to such a layout. A great way to start and finish time spent away from home. I wonder who rakes the leaves? I was also surprised to come across some really nice tracks such as the Massey Track and Wairoa Cosseys Track which really were a pleasure to hike through. Some trails were well-worn yet others were rather neglected.
It took quite some time to reach Wairoa Dam. I camped at Upper Mangatawhiri Dam. There was a water supply there and purification was recommended but it was convenient nevertheless. It was quite a cold night but I was exhausted so slept incredibly well.