We headed for a quick 2 hour hike on a part of the Te Araroa Trail nearby. The trail is called New Zealand’s Trail and goes from Cape Reinga at the north tip of the north island to Bluff at the south end of the south island, a total of about 3000km (1864miles)! This tiny section goes from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to Kerikeri. We cheated and drove to the Mt. Bledsoe lookout only a few km away and started from there.
We were surprised to find out that it went through a “working’ forest, on logging roads.
I think we did about 4 miles total. We returned to clean up and have a lovely afternoon happy hour with our host.