Jane's Planned Night's Stay on the Te Araroa Trail
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Jane's Actual and Future Planned Nights on the Te Araroa Trail - future may change depending on weather, track conditions, fatigue etc.
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Start DayWeekdayDateDayPlace FromPlace ToMap FromMap ToKms DoneSect. KmsDay KmsTotal: Days=53, Kms=1,268, Average kms/day=23.9Done: Days Walked=49, Kms=1,167, Average kms/day=23.8To Go: Days=4, Kms=101, Average kms/day=25Rest Days: 0
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1Saturday7/11BluffInvercargill305430322222Corner Bluff Highway and Colyer roadNo pack, warm and dry, Stayed in Invercargill - Colonial Motel, very average
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2Sunday8/12InvercargillRiverton303229906442Drove back to Invercargill to stay at same motelNo pack, warm and dry, some blisters from beach sand
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3Monday9/13RivertonStart of Longwood Forest track299029718319Stayed at Oraka Seaviews - delightful, dinner at the Beach house in Riverton - also very goodNo pack, warm and dry
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4Tuesday10/14Start of Longwood Forest trackMartins hut2971294710724Semi-derelict hutOccasional showers, first tramping day
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5Wednesday11/15Martins hutNorth end of Longwood forest2947292213225Camped beside track in rainNavigation difficult in cloud, relyed on GPS
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6Thursday12/16.1North end of Longwood forestMerrivale / Otautau-Tuatapere road292229181364Daylight travel onlyRoads and private forest, GPS usefulA HUGE day
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6.2Merrivale / Otautau-Tuatapere roadIsland bush track291829131415Daylight travel onlyRoads and private forest, GPS useful
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6.3Island bush trackWoodlaw track2913290315110Daylight travel onlyRoads and private forest, GPS useful
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6.4Woodlaw trackOhai-Clifden Highway290328911631231Stay at Taylors lodge - Ohai, heavy rain at the end of the day but hot shower tonightNo camping until telford burn
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7Friday13/17Ohai-Clifden HighwayTaylor's Lodge289128911630Day off, forecast is for heavy rain and strong winds through until eveningTo get to the campsite you have to ford Telford burn
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8Saturday14/18.1Taylor's LodgeTelford burn2891287218219Camping onlyPlanned to stay here but did 2 days in 1
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8.2Telford burnLower Wairaki hut28722864190827Stay at hutNew track between Telford burn and Aparima2 days in 1
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9Sunday15/19Lower Wairaki hutAparama hut2864285120313Stay at hut
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10Monday16/110Aparama hutLower Princhester hut2851283521916Stay at hutToby, a fisherman gave Jane a ham sandwich!A hard demoralising day struggling to do 1 km/h at times
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11Tuesday17/111.1Lower Princhester hutMararoa river2835279925536Daylight travel only
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11.2Mararoa riverKiwi burn hut27992799255036Stay at hutEither stay at hut or in the forest by the track
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12Wednesday18/112.1Kiwi burn hutMavora lakes campground2799278327116
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12.2Mavora lakes campgroundCareys hut27832774280925Stay at hut
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13Thursday19/113.1Careys hutBoundary hut277427672877
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13.2Boundary hutTaipo hut2767275629811
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13.3Taipo hutGreenstone hut275627463081028Stay at hut
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14Friday20/114.1Greenstone hutGreenstone road end274627343201212km walk then shuttle to Queenstown from road endShane to meet Jane at road end then stay the night in Queenstown
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14.2Greenstone road endGlenorchy273427259
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14.3GlenorchyQueenstown272526735221In carStay in Arrowtown for 3 nights
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15Saturday21/115QueenstownQueenstown267326733200Rest day
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16Sunday22/116.1QueenstownFrankton267326663277
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16.2FranktonArrowtown266626503431623Stay at motel
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17Monday23/117.1ArrowtownMacetown2650263735613via Big Hill track4-5 hrs
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17.2MacetownRoses hut263726273661023Stay at hut5-6 hrs2 days in 1
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18Tuesday24/118Roses hutHighland creek hut2627261737610Stay at hut5-6 hrs7-8 hrs in DoC brochure
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19Wednesday25/119.1Highland creek hutFern burn hut2617261138264-5 hrs
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19.2Fern burn hutFern burn carpark2611260438973-4 hrs
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19.3Fern burn carparkGlendhu bay26042601392316Stay at campground45 minutes
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20Thursday26/120Glendhu bayWanaka26012586407154 hrs
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21Friday27/121.1WanakaAlbert Town25862574419123-4 hrs
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21.2Albert TownHawea257425614321325stay at motel2.5-3.5 hrs
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22Saturday28/122.1HaweaGladstone Reserve2561255543861.5-2 hrs
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22.2Gladstone ReservePakituhi hut255525504435stay at hut3-4 hrs (down), 950m ascent
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22.3Pakituhi hutStodys hut255025404531021via Brest Hill3.5-4.5 hrs
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23Sunday29/123.1Stodys hutTimaru River Junction2540253845521.5-2 hrs
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23.2Timaru River JunctionTop Timaru Ck hut253825264671214stay at hut5-6 hrs
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24Monday30/124Top Timaru Ck hutAhuriri river East Branch2526249449932Camp7-8 hrs
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25Tuesday31/125Ahuriri river East BranchGlen Mary Ski club2494247951415Ohau lodge 3km away1-2 days
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26Wednesday1/226.1Glen Mary Ski clubTwizel2479244754632
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26.2TwizelPukaki High Dam244724335601446
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27Thursday2/227.1Pukaki High DamPukaki Power station2433242057313
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27.2Pukaki Power stationTekapo242023896043144
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28Friday3/228TekapoCamp stream hut2389235763632Half way = 2377
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29Saturday4/229Camp stream hutStone hut2357233765620Highest point = 1925 m
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30Sunday5/230.1Stone hutBush stream carpark, Mesopatamia23372319674189 hours
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30.2Bush stream carpark, MesopatamiaRangitata river north bank231923091018Cross (go around) Rangitata river by car
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31Monday6/231.1Rangitata river north bankBuicks bridge23092288695214-6 hours
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31.2Buicks bridgeDouble hut2288227171217384-5 hours
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32Tuesday7/232Double hutComyns hut22712256727156-8 hours
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33Wednesday8/233.1Comyns hutRakaia river south bank22562241742154-5 hours
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33.2Rakaia river south bankRakaia river north bank224122261515By car
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34Thursday9/234Rakaia river north bankLake Coleridge Harper Rd22262197771297-9 hours
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35Friday10/235.1Lake Coleridge Harper RdHamilton Hut21972179789185-6 hours
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35.2Hamilton HutCora Lynn2179216280617356-7 hours to Cora Lynn
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36Saturday11/2Break in Christchurch216221628060
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36Sunday12/2Break in Christchurch216221628060
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36Monday13/2Break in Christchurch216221628060Shane's Clavicle plate removal operation
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36Tuesday14/2Break in Christchurch216221628060
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36Wednesday15/2Break in Christchurch216221628060
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36Thursday16/2Break in Christchurch216221628060
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36Friday17/236.1Cora LynnGoat Pass21622144824185 hours
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36.2Goat PassDeception Footbrdge2144213083814328-9 hours
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37Saturday18/237Deception FootbrdgeLocke Stream Hut21302108860226-8 hours
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38Sunday19/238Locke Stream HutNo 3 Hut21082095873137 hours
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39Monday20/239No 3 HutHope Kiwi Lodge20952069899269-11 hours
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40Tuesday21/240Hope Kiwi LodgeBoyle Village20692043925266.5-8 hours
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41Wednesday22/241Boyle VillageAnne River Hut204320169522710 hours
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42Thursday23/242Anne River HutCaroline Bivvy20161987981297-9 hours
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43Friday24/243.1Caroline BivvyBlue Lake Hut19871973995149-11 hours
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43.2Blue Lake HutWest Sabine Hut1973196610027213 hours
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44Saturday25/244.1West Sabine HutUpper Travers Hut19661959100976-8 hours
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44.2Upper Travers HutJohn Tait Hut1959195310156133 hours
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45Sunday26/245.1John Tait HutLakehead Hut195319401028135 hours
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45.2Lakehead HutSt Arnaud194019301038102-3 hours
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45.3St ArnaudRichmond route start19301920104810332.5-3 hours
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46Monday27/246.1Richmond route startRed Hills Hut19201914105461.5 hours
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46.2Red Hills HutPorters Creek Hut191419031065115 hours
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46.3Porters Creek HutHunters Hut1903189610727244 hours
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47Tuesday28/247.1Hunters HutTop Wairoa Hut189618861082105 hours
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47.2Top Wairoa HutMid Wairoa Hut1886187910897174.5 hours
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48Wednesday29/248.1Mid Wairoa HutTarn Hut18791873109564 hours
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48.2Tarn HutMt Rintoul Hut1873186511038144.5 hours
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49Thursday1/349.1Mt Rintoul HutOld Man Hut18651861110745 hours
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49.2Old Man HutSlaty Hut18611853111585 hours
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49.3Slaty HutStarveall Hut1853184811205172.5 hours
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50Friday2/350.1Starveall HutHacket Hut18481843112554 hours
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50.2Hacket HutHacket Junction184318421126115 minutes
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50.3Hacket JunctionBrowning Hut18421840112821 hour
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50.4Browning HutRoebuck Hut18401833113574.5 hours
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50.5Roebuck HutMiddy Hut18331828114054 hours
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50.6Middy HutCaptain Creek Hut1828182211466262 hours
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51Saturday3/351.1Captain Creek HutMaungatapu Roadend18221814115484 hours
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51.2Maungatapu RoadendPelorus Bridge1814180111671321
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