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Archive for March, 2015

The South Island Stats

Before we leave for Stewart Island, I wanted to give you a few statistics. I will do a grand summary of the entire trail shortly, but here’s the South Island more »

Day 123: 35 Kilometers From Invercargill To Stirling Point In Bluff (THE END)

It is done. We have walked the entire length of New Zealand from Cape Reigna to Bluff. (If you would like to start from the beginning, click here.) Thank you more »

Days 116-122: 200 Kilometers From Te Anau to Invercargill

Hello from Invercargill! We are at kilometer 2962, which means we are one single day and about 30 kilometers from Bluff, the southern terminus of the Te Araroa. Holy cannoli. more »

Days 112-115: 100 Kilometers From Queenstown to Te Anau

Hello from Te Anau, where we hitched 30K and are just resupplying quickly, then heading back to the trail the same day (although it is threatening rain out and very more »

Day 111: Zero Day in Queenstown

We thoroughly enjoyed our zero day in Queenstown and will be hitting the trail Wednesday for the last 325 kilometers (roughly 200 miles) left of the trail! Holy cow!! The more »

Days 107-110: 100 Kilometers From Wanaka to Queenstown

Hello from Adventure Queenstown Hostel!  Queenstown is a BIG town, and we are actually taking our second South Island zero day here because there is a Te Araroa party taking place more »

Day 106: ZERO Day in Wanaka

Well, we finally did it. We took a zero day, which we haven’t done since we started hiking on the South Island 35 days ago! To be clear, we take more »

Days 101-105: 141 Kilometers From Twizel to Wanaka

Hello from Wanaka! We are at kilometer 2579 and have traveled 141 kilometers (or 90 miles) from Twizel during the past 5 days. We are actually taking a zero day more »

Days 98-100: 68 Kilometers From Lake Tekapo to Twizel

 It poured (and hailed) on us Friday morning as we were coming into Twizel to resupply, so we made the impromptu decision to call it a day and stay at more »

Days 92-97: 140 Kilometers From Rakaia River to Lake Tekapo

Hello from Lake Tekapo! We are enjoying a half day of rest with this beautiful view … It’s very tempting to take a zero day here! We have hiked 140 more »