Category Archives: walking

A sum up of my walk statistics

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

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 »


kylielang   April 8, 2016   No Comments on Motatapu

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 »

Sections 19 to 21 – Heading to the finish line!

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)

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 16 – Arrowtown to Queenstown (1 day) – let’s do it the opposite way!

Wakatipu Track, Date: Thursday 24th Dec, Walk 26km, 5hours 50 Today’s walk involved a change of date and direction due to fitting in with the family visiting Arrowtown. Wendy (already walked a day in the North Island) was dropped off at 7.40am, then we drove to Queenstown. Graeme, my husband joined us too. We started walking a track beside Lake… Read more »