Newsletter Feb 10th 2015

kylielang   February 9, 2015  

South Island dates to join me walking…

Now the North Island is complete, I have turned to organising the South Island part of my adventure. I have taken what I have learnt from the North and applied it to the South. Also, I have had to consider the remoteness in parts of the South Island and the need to camp or stay in DOC huts.

To cater for this, the walk is divided up into 21 sections. Some are one day in length and some ten, with a range in between.

The Te Araroa Trail through the South Island offers more Great Walks – Queen Charlotte and Stewart Island, going over the mountain run of the Coast to Coast event, checking out great places like – St Arnaud, Lake Tekapo, Twizel, Lake Hawea, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Queenstown and Bluff, visiting many DOC huts and getting lots of beautiful photos from the amazing South Island scenery. I’m looking forward to it!

To see all the dates and links to the tracks, click here
To sign up to walk with me, email

Tongariro Crosssing IOU

On the 1st December the weather was terrible and I had to postpone the Tongariro Crossing part of my walk. So on January 22nd I made up that day with Gayle and Brad. We were joined by hundreds of others but I can see why it is called a Great Walk. Check out my blog about it here.


North Island Summary

On the website, I have put up a summary of the North Island pictures. You may feature so check it out here


Book Writing

As some of you may already know, I am writing a book about the experience I had walking the North Island. Thank you to those who walked with me and have answered the questions I emailed as this is jogging my memory. I hope to have a couple of preview chapters ready soon for review and feedback.

Facts and Figures

Fundraising total so far: $13,991.72 (so close to $14,000)

Number of walkers for the South Island: 6

Time until start date: 8 1/2 months to go

Sections left to fill: 14 (thinking about walking….click here to see sections)

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