A Touch of Paradise on the Abel Tasman Track

Thursday 29 May 5pm ferry from Wellington to Picton.  A calm crossing of the strait, bantering with the other team going to Nelson lakes comparing trip altitudes.  Driving to Hans and Mika’s place from Picton to Nelson.  Sleeping over in comfort in their home on Thursday night. Friday 30 May 2014 – Marahau to Bark … Read more

Abel Tasman [Inland] Track

This should have been a trip report on the Abel Tasman Inland Track, but serious windfall just before Easter made DoC close the track late April. We considered our options, took into account the logistics of a van key swap with Gareth’s group walking the coastal track south to north, and decided we might as … Read more

Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge

The Abel Tasman Coastal Challenge is a one day event taking a limit of 300 runners from Awaroa Inlet to Marahau following the impossibly gorgeous coastal track. Track conditions are excellent and the event is well organised by the Nelson Striders (the web site is under the banner ‘Nelson Events’).  The distance varies depending on … Read more

A Great Walk in winter

When we set forth on the Great Walk we hoped our way would be lit by the moon but it was still well below the horizon. Walking by torchlight and in silence it feels like one is in ones own world, thoughts slow down and there are only the night noises to keep you company. … Read more