Tātou Araroa — Final Reflections and Awards

Titiro whakamuri, kōkiri whakamua

(Look back and reflect, so we can move forwards)

View of Routeburn Flats from Routeburn Falls, Routeburn Track

How are you feeling? We must have been asked this question a hundred times in the last few weeks. I think we’ve given a different answer each time. After a…

Tātou Araroa – Chapter 22– Tūtira mai ngā iwi, tātau, tātau e (Come together, as one)

Progress: 3009.1km – 100.01%

The Pelorus River and Queen Charlotte Tracks.

The wharf at Camp Bay

So here we go, final stages. Seven days left of Tātou Araroa, a week of our great odyssey…

Tātou Araroa – Chapter 21 – Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tō huarahi.

(May peace be widespread, may the sea glisten like greenstone, and may the shimmer of light guide you on your way)

Progress: 2847.5km – 94.67%

Tātou Araroa – Episode 20- Mauri tū, mauri ora.

An active soul is a healthy soul.

Progress: 2642.1km — 87.84%

Rangitata River to Arthur’s Pass.

The tent pitched by Paddle Hill Creek

As we muddle our way northwards, we have become more and more aware that “the end is nigh"…

Tātou Araroa – Episode 19- Kua tawhiti ko te haerenga mai, kia kore e haere tonu. He tino nui rawa ou mahi, kia kore e mahi nui tonu.

We have come too far, not to go further,we have done too much, not to do more.

Progress: 2500.1km — 83.12%


Tātou Araroa – Episode 18- Ma te werawera o tou mata e kai ai koe i te haunga ahi o te kai. (By the perspiration on your face you will taste the piquant flavour of cooked food)

Progress: 2365.4km – 78.64%

Queenstown to Lake Hāwea

Sarah atop Jack Hall’s Saddle

Tātou Araroa – Episode 17 – The end of the World and further South.

Progress: 2,249.2km – 75.02%

Colac Bay to Bluff and Stewart Island.

Sunset on the North Arm of the Paterson Inlet- Stewart Island

Our food cravings sated at the Colac Bay Holiday Park, we headed for an…

Tātou Araroa – Episode 16 — The hills are alive with the sound of….. mud.

Progress: 2128.7km – 70.77%

Princhester Road to the South Coast

Looking towards the Takatimu Mountains from Telford Burn

It rained and it rained and it rained. Then it didn’t rain, so off we went, leaving…

Tātou Araroa – Episode 15 : Nau mai o Te Wai Pounamu (Welcome to the South Island)

Progress: 1881.5km – 62.55%

Great Walks and great walks. Kepler, Routeburn and Kinloch to Mavora Lakes

The glorious Lake McKenzie

With the North Island complete, we headed south, not however, like many Te…

Tātou Araroa — Episode 14: Kia tupato kia pai to hikoi
Me te titiro whanui, kia Kia
Ki nga taonga kei mua i a koe

Walk the path in safety
Look deeply and learn
From your surroundings

Progress: 1695.5 — 56.37%

Finishing off the North Island + North Island Irreverent…

Bill Huppler

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