Thursday, February 16, 2006

The Great New Zealand Trek 2006

Ever dreamed of walking, cycling or riding a horse the length of New Zealand ? Not many people have. But for those of you with a thirst for the unique and with time and energy to spare, check out The Great New Zealand Trek.

Stage One begins on March 11 at northland‘s Cape Reinga, home to a solitary lighthouse overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea. From here, for 6 days, the trek will head south, arriving at Hokianga Harbour, Kohukohu on March 19th. That’s a distance of 250 kilometres or 40 plus kilometres a day.

The trek has been organized by Steve Old, the man behind the Great New Zealand Horse Rides (1996-2000) and horse coordinator for the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Last Samurai.

Each year the trek will continue from where it finished the previous year. At this pace, Steve estimates it will take 12 years to complete the length of the country.

Any takers? According to the website that are still places available and late registrations will be accepted

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