Hello from Windy Welly! Wellington is NZ’s capitol and at the very bottom of the North Island, which means we have finished the North Island and have trekked 1686 kilometers, or roughly 1076 miles, during the past 65 days!!!
There was a second listing in our trail notes for the Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre, which we would pass a few days after Bulls. It said with advance notice, you could camp there. We planned out our days ahead and found it would be the perfect stopping point for Sunday night, so shot them an email asking about camping and the cost, the reply was: “We have a cottage for you to stay in and join us for a meal. There is no cost; it is our pleasure to host TA walkers.”
When we got closer to Wellington, the beach walking afforded views of Kapiti Island (a bird sanctuary) and the South Island.
We are enjoying a bit of downtime here in Wellington and will report on our non-hiking activities soon!