It's easy to Boyle Village and two men offer to stay together for the dangerous river crossings ahead.
The Harper Pass Track on flats and forest leads to a soak in a hot springs filled by waterfalls.
Harper Pass takes me down an eroded landslip to several tricky crossings of the Taramakau.
A long day of sidling and crossings is followed by a walk up rapids and rocks on the Deception River.
The remaining trail of roots, mud and stream crossings is through heavy mist.
I take a well-deserved zero day itching sandfly bites as the rain crashes down.
We call an SOS for an injured hiker and I learn a friend from day 1 also wiped out here.
I know the joy of fishes in the river through my own joy, as I go walking along the same
Such a lovely night with brilliant stars and later a crescent moon on her side. People arrive late and release
The wild wind blew open the door of the hut, even after we placed a rock to hold it shut.
It’s cozy on my bunk as the sky begins to lighten. I’m up first heading to the longdrop on a
The wind dies down and the possums come out, climbing the tree above my head and chattering to each other.
The morning begins with the Kiwi couple talking, rustling in their plastic food bags and letting the door bang shut
Contrary to Alan from Dunedin’s prediction, the day opens crystal clear, ready for our eyes to take in some of
Ah, the stars last night! Twinkling diamonds on black velvet, the milky way a gentle twist. The morning opens with
I slept poorly last night with all the rustling about, phones going off and generally being stressed out knowing I
At some point in life the world's beauty becomes enough. —Toni Morrison The stars were spectacular overnight and I slept
Being alone is, we know, the best chance you have to be yourself, which is in turn the seed of