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Mavora Lakes to Princhester Road

Remaining Distance: 318km
Distance Covered: 2982km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 133

Well, after an early morning start from Queenstown at 8am our transport has just dropped us off at Greenstone car park (the time this post was scheduled for). From here our five-day (94km) hike will take us south along the Mavora River, past North and South Mavora Lakes and on towards Princhester Rd. The start of todays hike will leave me with just 318km to Bluff. This will pass quickly, just like the rest of the hike, so I’ll be making the most of it. I’m especially looking forward to 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

Thirsty Black Bird

We were low on fuel as we approached KeriKeri (upper north-east of North Island) when Kenyon spotted a rather large black shadow soaring across the road ahead of us. Read more

Kararu Farm Stay

On our way up to Auckland we stopped by Kararu Farm where we had pre-arranged to drop off a food box. Anke and Alex, the owners of the farm, invited us in for a cup of tea. They also offered us their driveway to park our motorhome in so we could sleep there for the night. Read more

Surprise Farm Stay

It was pouring with rain as we were driving along a dirt road towards our food drop location of Otaki Forks. We came across a sign which warned against heavy vehicles continuing further due to the road being unstable so we turned around and started looking for other options. About 10 minutes later, as we turned onto another road, Read more

Not a Moments Rest

Our days are busy and pass in a flash. There is always something that has to be done. Driving, journal entries, sealing food drops, dropping food boxes off, shopping for food, preparing meals (we need a chef), laundry, and not to mention the blog. Read more

Island Hopping

We almost missed the boat again! The alarm woke us up on time and our campsite couldn’t have been any closer to the ferry terminal. It was the rain that lured us into a second sleep and my alarm doesn’t have a snooze function on it.  Read more

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