This was a detour from the Te Araroa, taking in the Coromandel Walkway, Cathedral Cove and the Pinnacles, rather than the official route south of Auckland. We had planned to walk all the way to Rotorua, but didn’t quite make it due to bad weather.
Songs used in this section:
Road to Nowhere by Nouvelle Vague, Let’s Go Surfing by The Drums, Blister in the Sun by Violent Femmes, The Champion by The Bongolian, and Just Walking in the Rain by Johnny Ray
Info on the trail here: teararoa.org.nz/