We’ve done it! We’ve walked Te Araroa North Island from Cape Reinga to Wellington reaching the TA marker at Island Bay, on John’s 66th birthday, 26 March 2017. An appropriate day to finish, we thought. 1701kms according to our maps.me app. Our mission of walking the North Island completed not with speed (80 days walking on … More Mission Accomplished. We’ve Done It! Te Araroa Trail, North Island. Cape Reinga to Wellington, NZ
326kms to Wellington on the Te Araroa Trail; so close, so far. We’ve walked 1374kms without too many issues but we are finding our bodies these last few kms require a little more nurturing. Physically, psychologically. The trail now encompasses many more roads with some busy highways and heavy rain accompanies our journey. Whanganui Youth … More Roads, Rain Come with Manawatu Terrain, Te Araroa Trail, NZ
Above the Devilled Stairway, Tongariro Crossing. Nancy, John, Kerry & Dave Highlights this posting: A major tourist attraction. Thousands per day climb and cross over Tongariro Crossing, drawn by the fascination of live volcanoes, the challenge of the steep climb, the strange beauty of moonscape like craters and emerald green coloured lakes. A major tourist attraction … More Highlights – Walking the Tongariro Crossing and Being Spoilt by Friends, Walking Te Araroa Trail, NZ
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