Author Archives: kylielang

A sum up of my walk statistics

kylielang   May 18, 2016  

Statistics from the Walk I started walking on 13th October 2014 in Cape Reinga and finished in Twizel on 10th May 2016 64 walkers joined me – thirteen did more than one day We fundraised collectively $16,511.72 for the Mental Health Foundation Accommodation was tenting, cabins, huts, people’s houses and two blissful nights in motels I followed the Te Araroa Trail… Read more »

The last two days

kylielang   May 16, 2016  

Mon 9th May – Tekapo to Tekapo Powerstation, 43km, 8 ½ hrs I had a 5am wake up, due to my husband and I staying in Geraldine with his Aunt Sally and husband Dene. Dene had offered to transport us for the next two days so Graeme could walk with me and then I didn’t have to walk alone. We… Read more »

Finishing the South Island

kylielang   May 6, 2016  

Thursday 28th April – Otira River, Aitken’s Carpark to Goats Pass Hut, 7hours 20, 16 1/2 km After a night in Otira Hotel, that has a Museum feel about it with a collection of stuffed animals, life-sized people models and old mechanical machinery, we enjoyed our breakfast by the roaring fire. The hotel owner, dropped us back at the point… Read more »

Rakaia River to Rangitata River

kylielang   May 6, 2016  

Tuesday 3rd May – Glenrock Stream to Comyns Hut, 15.7km, 4 hours 45 I woke at 5.20am to catch the school bus out to the trail again. The bus driver enjoys the company on his trip out to get the school kids and said we were the 78th and 79th tramper’s that he had transported this season. It was only… Read more »

Motatapu

kylielang   April 8, 2016  

Friday 1st April – Motatapu Carpark to Highland Creek Hut, 13km, 5hrs I flew from Rotorua to Queenstown where Sally, who was walking with me for this section and her husband, Dene picked me up. They had a surprise for me…..a change of plans. Sally, who was meant to be walking with me, had been sick for 10 days with… Read more »

Catch up of the South Island missed sections

kylielang   March 22, 2016  

Wednesday 9th March 2016 – 15.6km, 3 ¾ hrs St Arnaud to Travers River Swing Bridge I flew from Rotorua to Wellington then on to Nelson. I met my walking partner, Pete in Wellington. Once we reached Nelson, Maree a lovely local who had offered us a ride to St Arnaud, met us and even took us shopping for gas… Read more »

Sections 19 to 21 – Heading to the finish line!

kylielang   February 11, 2016  

Saturday 16th January – Riverton to Invercargill, 32km, 8hrs  The start of the day was gloomy with some spits of rain. It cleared up a little but remained cold most of the morning. We ventured off from Kiri’s house and headed down some gravel tracks, making our way to the beach. We had started off later than usual due to… Read more »

Section 18 – Struan Flat Road to Riverton (4 days)

kylielang   January 28, 2016  

Dates: Monday 11th to Thursday 14th January Woodlaw Track, Road Connector to Island Bush Track, Island Bush Track, Road Connecctor to Longwood Forest Track, Longwood Forest Track, Road Connector to Tihaka Beach Track and Tihaka Beach Track Mon 11th Jan Walk Woodlaw Track, 28km, 10 hours 45 I didn’t sleep well and I was in a real bed with a… Read more »

Section 17 – Queenstown to Ohai (7 days)

kylielang   January 26, 2016  

Mavora Walkway, Mararoa River Track, and Takitimu Track Dates: Sunday 3rd January to Sunday 10th January Sunday 3rd January – Shuttle via Glenorchy, Walk to Taipo Hut, 21km, 9 hours My parents dropped me off at the DOC office in Queenstown, where I met Dot who is walking with me for the rest of the South Island (18 days). We… Read more »