Te Araroa – Day 121

Arrowtown to Queenstown - 28km (2666km total) Today was a reminiscent of a North Island day. It was basically a pretty bike trail/road walk which I broke up with, you guessed it, cafe stops. It started in Arrowtown with breakfast at the bakery. Then it was a short road walk out of town before turning … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 121

Te Araroa – Day 92

Waiau Hut to Middle of Nowhere Camp - 36km (2032km total) Passed the 2000km mark today. Two thirds done, only 1000km to go. That and a few big mountains, but easy peesy, it should be all down hill from here, right!? This has been the first day in a while where the track has been … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 92

Te Araroa – Day 57

Ngaporo Campsite to the Flying Fox - 37km (1301km) The Flying Fox is an Eco Campsite that has cabins, glamping (tents (yurts) with beds in them) and camping. It has a flying fox (Zip Line) with a basket that those who are cycling the river use to get across the river to the campsite. It … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 57

Te Araroa – Day 56

John Coull Campsite to Ngaporo Campsite - 40km (1262km total) With a shorter day today, we decided to have a slightly later start at 8am, which meant a leisurely breakfast. Today, I went into the canoe with S, who bravely was happy for me to be in the power seat in the back of the … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 56

Te Araroa – Day 48 and 49

Day 49 was a day off in Taumarunui which was spent relaxing and organizing the canoe section of the trail which is coming up after the next leg. Day 50 Taumarunui to Whakapapa River - 28km (1060km total) The day started with a chai latte before I walked out of town. When the day begins … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 48 and 49