Matahiwi Gallery and Café is in an old school about 11 km before Jerusalem or 23 km north of Rivertime Lodge. Avoid entering here. My typical Te Araroa diet 60g porridge 5g milk powder 5g instant coffee 125g mixed fruit and nuts (25g of which goes in the porridge for a sugar hit to help me get on my way) 80g OSM bar 25g bagel chips / pretzels* 150g wraps (2) 70g cheese 30g peanut butter 40g liquorice-chocolate / sweets* 25g cereal bar (ideally highish protein one) Article from teararoanobo.net. After you have passed the high point and turned south-west briefly the track branches. The TA notes say he drops off SoBos at the Ruakākā jetty. Check the NZ Topo map for options. Kauri Mountain Track: 3 km, 1.5 hr (map 18) There is an alternative to the Helena Ridge Track that takes you to the Waikahoa Bay DoC camp site in the Mimiwhangata Coastal Park. It is not really an option to walk north on the beach from Pataua because it is private land between the beach and the road. Turn left into Kurua Rd and after 3.5 km this ends and becomes a 4WD track of 7km, climbing up 400m around the side of hills before joining another Kura Rd (or maybe its the other end of one that was never joined up) which then becomes Fisher Rd, and enters the settlement curiously (and unofficially) called National Park (. Check the weather forecast at Whakapapa Visitor Centre before you begin. You may encounter some gates with electrified wires. In the slow and often solitary world of walking, it’s becoming a bit of a highway. Watch for the road sloping uphill back in the direction you’ve been walking. The roots can be very close to the surface and spread a very long way from the tree. Includes BBH backpacker dorms, twin/double and single rooms. The route proposed here takes 2.25 days to Pipiriki, stopping at the Rivertime Lodge, then Jerusalem, followed by an early morning hike to Pipiriki on day three. 021 114 7466. If you do stay on this (and it may provide welcome respite from the wind and sun on the beach), you can take a turn-off left just after the Koitiata Stream (not the turn before) and follow a track through the pines and macrocarpas that more or less runs parallel to the gas line but eventually affords access to the beach. Has a caravan that sleeps three and space for about 10 tents. So its a bit of left over that should now be re-routed. Go round Marsden Point to the wharf area. Then, after you cross the estuary on the roadway, you can follow the coast to Paihia Beach if the tide is low. Arthur Lancaster can provide drop-off service to Cape Reinga and/or long-term parking at Paua Bay. Zany Haven B&B – 298/11 Cove Rd, Waipū. But the South Island high country and/or the Tararua Ranges are susceptible to harsh weather. They are supportive of Te Araroa and happy for walkers to stay here, but be sure to pay a $10/night fee (carry some cash) into the secure honesty box or this privilege will be at risk. Binn In – 200A Victoria Ave (centrally located) for bulk foods. The route also lets you take the historic. Then you turn left onto the Whakapapaiti track. It is in fact cheaper than hiring canoes and going downstream, though rather less respectful of the peace and quiet of the river. Heed all the signs and do not enter into areas that are marked as closed. Please call ahead to book. At least this is what the map shows, but it is designed for SoBos who have got a boat ride across the harbour. There are a few takeaways, restaurants, cafés and a Four Square store in Waipū. He can take up to 10 people per trip. Take the 4WD road Pukatea Ridge Track aka Pirau Ridge Road from the Puketī Forest Hut for 9 km. You could consider doing the side trip to the Taranaki Falls on the way (can be done as a loop if you take the upper track to the falls from Whakapapa). A track leads up on the other side. Talking to the other trampers on the Motatapu track, the name of the Dingle Burn came up repeatedly, with the implication that it was quite scenic. Turn left into Kurua Rd and after 3.5 km this ends and becomes a 4WD track of 7km, climbing up 400m around the side of hills before joining another Kura Rd (or maybe its the other end of one that was never joined up) which then becomes Fisher Rd, and enters the settlement curiously (and unofficially) called National Park (there is a long story why). 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