Beginning on Waitangi Day, 6th February 2018, I started walking the South Island leg of Te Araroa, the trail that runs the length of New Zealand.
I started in Bluff (Southland) and will be finishing in Ship Cove (Marlborough) around two and a half months, and 1296km, later!
I am carrying most of what I need on my back, including my clothing, food, water, and shelter. The South Island trail passes through some towns that I can resupply in, but there are many remote stretches that pass through reserve land, where I will need to carry supplies for up to 10-15 days. To read more about Te Araroa see www.teararoa.org.nz.
While I am walking, I am fundraising for Hohepa Canterbury, a charitable organisation supporting those with intellectual disabilities. To read more about this cause visit the Fundraising tab above.
For those interested in following my progress, I am posting regular updates to my blog (tab found at the top of this page), and I will continue to update the map on the right whenever I have service. I am undertaking this journey alone; however if anyone reading this wishes to join in for a section, please get in touch! You can do so by clicking ‘Contact’ above.