24km total 798km 6.5 hours total 234 hours After a night full of music it was time to pack up and leave the nice bar. Some roadwalk later I entered the track and soon I saw two other hikers fighting in deep high mud. Wrong way I hoped, and I was right. I kept walking […]
14km total 774km 4.5 hours total 217.5 hours Because it was a short hike today I started late and got myself first a real coffee in town before leaving the city back on the tracks. After a bit I saw the Mount Pirongia which I should stand on in two days. I made a break […]
3km!! Total 760km 45 minutes hahaha Nothing much to say here. I used this day to explore Hamilton, buy the Backcountry hut pass which will allow me to stay in the mountain huts. I also used this day to have a good beer and coffee, to rest and resupply.
27 km total 757 km 6 hours of hike without the breaks total 212.5 hours After a quick breakfast I was happy that the forecasted thunderstorms were postponed later in the afternoon. After some forest hike I had to get on some stairs this time it was 1200 steps down the hill. It was fun […]
26 km total 730km 10 hours with resupply and McDonald’s break total 206.5 hours I started quite late this morning. After some more turnstile and farmland the trail goes through a golf court (beware of the flying balls) and had my first stop at the nice and old golf club house. I went then still […]
26km total 704km 8.5 hours total 196.5 hours After my second breakfast (pancakes yeah) I legt the service station at 9h30. Immediately the track went into a tramping standard one and soon I was scrambling, sweating and fighting my way through the swamps and the abundant vegetation. Some sweet cake was waiting for me at […]
31km total 678km 8.5hours total 188hours After breakfast I left my fantastic one day family and hit the roads again. Going through a construction site before hitting hilly roads was especially hard under the hot sun. Hiking on the State highway wasn’t easy either. Finally we left the roads for the trail and it was […]
31km total 647km 11hours with lots of breaks total 179h30 I got an early start for once. That’s mainly because it was so noisy in the terminal and I couldn’t get a real sleep. After a coffee I was leaving the airport city on the busy road heading east. I then took some time to […]
34km total 616km 8h30 total 168h30 It is time to hike again. Today’s section will be a little bit like toursim. I started downtown from the Quays and follows the coast to coast walkway. It went through the university, on Mont Eden, again through the university, on One Tree Hill down to Onehunga, on a […]
0 km and 0 hours Time to rest and do some shopping. I bought a new pair of hiking poles and did some resupply. Also used time to rest and let my small injuries heals up.