All posts filed under “North Island

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Muddy Bump

We stayed in Hamilton for a bit longer mainly for organizational reasons. We did not need any rest, we still had some energy since we zeroed in Auckland. We were waiting for a parcel with a few things that we had ordered in advance to… Read more

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Back to Auckland

From Orewa we started counting down the distance to Auckland. It was quite symbolic for us because we were returning to the place where we started our adventure just a month earlier. Usually we are not going back to the places we visit. We only… Read more

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People

We meet many people on the trail. Some of them are hikers like us, others we meet only once to experience their kindness and hospitality. This is the charm of the North Island – the opportunity to experience other people. After a month in the… Read more

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The Beach Theory

From Ruakaka there was a short section to Waipu Cove. We were after two intense episodes and wanted to rest before the next 30-kilometer stretch to Mangawhai. Unfortunately, there was another 6km along the beach waiting for us again. I have a lot of experience… Read more