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Pelorus Bridge to Captain Creek Hut

Months ago, amongst arduous tasks on my traverse preparation list, I took some time out and did some extensive research on the tracks that now lay ahead of me. So with much anticipation, I left Pelorus Bridge early and set off on a country road hike to a world which I will never forget. Read more

Havelock to Pelorus Bridge

After saying goodbye to Gordon, he then climbed onboard the bus which had arrived right outside our accommodation. I then started on my hike out of Havelock. I wasn’t looking forward to hiking solo again but I had to get into that frame of mind – the sooner the better. Read more

Ship Cove to Havelock

Sunday 5th February 2012:
Ship Cove to Punga Cove

Just getting to Ship Cove was an adventure in itself! In order to meet our early morning transport booking we woke to the sound of our alarms at 5:45am. Our mission had begun! Read more

Crossing The Strait

Thankfully the post office in Wellington was open on a Saturday morning. Before catching the ferry we quickly walked thirteen blocks to the only post office that was open and posted Ken’s bounce box off to Hanmer Springs (25 hiking days away). The bounce box contains repair kits and various items which are only required every three to four weeks. Read more

Preparations for South Island

Kenyon and I spent the day in Wellington preparing for the Queen Charlotte track. First up, we booked ourselves onto Saturdays 1:30pm ferry and then headed downtown to the iSite (New Zealand’s visitor information network – 90 i-SITEs nationwide) to enquire about Queen Charlotte accommodation. We discovered that there was plenty of accommodation to consider along the trail. Read more

Reaching Island Bay

Thursday 2nd February 2012

The time had come for me to join Ken on another highlight of his traverse. Ken had reached Wellington and was about to complete the North Island at Island Bay – the southern point of North Island’s Te Araroa Trail. Read more

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