Te Araroa – Day 46

Piropiro Campsite to Ongarue Campsite - 42km (1006km total) BAM! Two milestones today. Walked the same amount of kilometres as a marathon (look out olympics, here I come (once I shave about 7 hours off my time! 😉)) and crossed the 1000km mark. That means I have done a third of the trail, now I … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 46

Te Araroa – Day 45

Naherenga Campsite to Piropiro Campsite 🏕 - 37km (967km total) What a difference twenty four hours makes. Whereas yesterday was one of the most boring days on trail, today was one of the best. Last night was New Years, but like the hikers we are, we were tucked up in our tents by 8pm. However, … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 45

Te Araroa – Day 44

Mangaokewa to Pureora - Ngaherenga Campsite - 37km (927km total) Imagine watching grass grow or paint dry. That is what today was like. It was a 37km mostly gravel road walk to get to the start of the timber trail. The scenery didn't change all day and there is only so much you can do … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 44

Te Araroa – Day 27

Puhoi to Stillwater Holiday Park - 27km - (548km total) Puhoi is a really cute little town. The general store opened at 7am, so we packed up and headed to the general store for coffee or in my case a chai latte and breakfast. A Raspberry and White Chocolate muffin for me. Puhoi, a cute … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 27

Te Araroa – Day 26

Farmers Camp Waiwhiu to Puhoi - 25km (521km total) We passed the 500km mark today. That is one sixth of the trail done or nearly 17% and we will be in Auckland in a couple of days. That is crazy to think about. After yesterdays killer day. We decided a sleep in was in order. … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 26

Te Araroa – Day 12

Puketi Campsite to Kerikeri - 22km (227km total) Today was a lovely day. Nice weather and nice scenery. The morning started with a brief road walk and then the track turned into a farmers field. Which was great until the very last paddock, which had multiple marsh/streams in it. I took what looked like the … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 12

Te Araroa – Day 11

Apple Dam Campsite to Puketi Forest Campsite - 34km (205km total) 34km is too many to walk, particularly after Raetea Forest. I am going to assume that I will slowly adapt to that mileage but for the moment 25km is my max comfortable limit. My poor little feet are sore. Despite walking too many km, … Continue reading Te Araroa – Day 11