or the North Island in 80 days …. This last leg of the North Island is the longest stretch of the Trail I have done in one go, and can be divided in 3 parts.
First: Palmerston North to Poads Road (the start of the Tararua Track) -> 3 days
Second: The Tararua Mountains -> 5 days
Third: Waikanae to Wellington -> 4 days After a day off to do the usual prep and also buy a new pair of boots, I leave Palmerston North on Thursday the 8th of January, solo, and with a painfully hea