Stewart Island/Rakiura February 6th 2011 Jan. 28, 2011 - Bungaree Hut
An early start, for what promises to be an epic tramp. South, off the tip of New Zealand's South Island lies Stewart Island. This is our next destination. We rise at 6:00 in order to make it to the small southernmost town of Bluff in time to catch the 8:00 ferry. The crossing takes about one hour.
We had nice calm seas, and before long arrive in Halfmoon Bay in the ... read more
The thrill of any trip is in the journey itself. It is the adventure that lends perspective and meaning to the end. I have long dreamed of going on an epic adventure. Now it appears that the journey required to attain it has presented itself to me.
I will be traveling to New Zealand for three months to backpack throughout the country and immerse myself in the culture. I have dreamed of this adventure for years, and now find myself in the fortunate position to embark on it. Though perhaps now somewhat a cliché, New Zealand was brought to my attention nearly a decade ago when I first ... full info