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  1. Walking the Length of New Zealand (highlights)

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    Here's some very brief highlights of our walk across New Zealand in 2010/11. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is a 1800 mile trail across New Zealand. From Cape Reinga at the top of the north island…

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    • 01. Far North - Te Araroa

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      Here’s the first section of video from our walk across New Zealand, I’ll be uploading the rest as I get them finished. From Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island we walked down 90…

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      • 02. Whangarei - Te Araroa

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        Continuing down the east coast, lots of spectacular beaches with some challenging bodies of water to cross. The longest foot bridge in the south hemisphere and our first taste of sea Kayaking. Songs…

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        • 03. Auckland - Te Araroa

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          More glorious white sandy beaches, kayaking down the Puhoi River, then into more suburban areas before arriving back where we started in Auckland. Songs used in this section: Baby Elephant Walk by…

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          • 04. Coromandel - Te Araroa

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            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,…

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            • 06. Whanganui - Te Araroa

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              We had planned to paddle all the way down the Whanganui, but after a slightly disastrous first attempt, we set our sights on just getting to Pipiriki and hired a river guide to help get us there in…

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              • 07. Manawatu - Te Araroa

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                A bit of a means to an end section, Turakina’s driftwood strewn black sand beach was the highlight. Mainly road walking though. Songs used in this section: Walking out of Stride by Badly Drawn…

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                • 08. Wellington - Te Araroa

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                  An aborted attempt on the Tararuas due to bad weather, then down the Kapiti coast to Wellington, the halfway point and the end of the North Island. Songs used in this section: In The Backseat by…

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                  • 09a. Nelson Marlborough - Part 1

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                    We start the South Island at the Captain Cook monument in Ship Cove, then head south along the easy going Queen Charlotte Track. It gets tougher as we head into the Richmond Range and the long demanding…

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                    • 09b. Nelson Marlborough - Part 2

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                      • 10. North Canterbury - Te Araroa

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                        • 11a. Mt Aspiring National Park - Part 1

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                          We left the Te Araroa at Arthur's Pass and hitched our way down to Queenstown to meet our friends Ollie & Nico. Then spent the next 2 weeks walking through Mt Aspiring National Park - partly…

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