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1201 - 1218 Whakahoro 

masonbee Te Araroa

Short day and easy walking along the road to Whakahoro which must be very hard to keep open.

It only took us about 4hrs to get to it and there is a cafe there....although it seems to have curiously little food. You either eat what they have or get nothing. They do have an axe throwing pitch to take out any aggression. I was disappointed. I expected more.

We have, as usual, arrived to early. I am not sure how this happens. We read the track notes. They say three days. We do it in one and a half. I am waiting for them to catch us out.

It would be nicer if we could start the canoe journey now. Having to work to a timeline you gave a week ago doesn't really work.

Zero day tomorrow.


  • Booking our canoes gave us a timeline....for good or bad.
  • Ask what they are serving before they serve it. Dinner at the Blue Duck Cafe cost us $20 each and we still haven't figured out what it was.
  • There is internet at the cafe but is is expensive.
  • Some hikers are driven to continue and rile at any delay.

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