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Cape Reinga to Bluff – Without a Hitch!

Hiking Days Remaining: 0
Remaining Distance: 0km
Distance Covered: 3301km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 148

Only 13 kilometres remained until I would reach the very end of the trail – Stirling Point, Bluff!  Read more

Invercargill to Bluff Peninsular

Hiking Days Remaining: 1
Remaining Distance: 13km
Distance Covered: 3288km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 147

Oreti River Bridge was the starting point of my second last day of the trail. I couldn’t believe it when Gordon told me this morning that in twenty-four hours time I’d be at Bluff! Read more

Merrivale to Martin’s Hut

Hiking Days Remaining: 5
Remaining Distance: 105km
Distance Covered: 3196km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 143

Another early start to the day. I was up before 6am, got dropped off at Merrivale where I ended hiking two days ago. Duck hunting season started today and the continuous sound of gun-fire followed me from the start till late in the evening. I was surprised to hear the gun shots from way up on Bald Hill and deep into the Longwood forest. Those poor ducks don’t stand a chance. Read more

Wairaki Hut to Struan Flat Road

Days Remaining: 7
Remaining Distance: 163.5km
Distance Covered: 3137.5km
Total Traverse Hiking Days: 141

This was one of my favourite days on the trail. I left the hut at 7:30am and hiked up the 1024m hill which I summited at around 10am. The going was slow and tiring but what a view from the top!
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