Better Late Than Never . . .

Posted Feb 10 2014 in ,

Forrest’s Two Cents

I composed this post in early December, then forgot about it for two months. Is old news better than no news? I report, you decide.

In mid-November, we were among a group of ten trampers on the Banks Peninsula Track. Enterprising Kiwi farm families joined together to create this track across mostly private land over twenty years ago, and it’s a unique way to experience the beauty of Banks Peninsula.
DSC01271 (1024x768)
It’s also a comfortable way to experience Banks Peninsula. The tramp is not terribly difficult, covering only 35km in four days, with only a couple of moderate elevation gains – most of the trail follows the coastline, with gentle ups and downs through pasture and occasionally native bush. We did carry packs (which was really roughing it because for a fee we could have had them taken to each night’s destination for us), but our packs didn’t include tents, stove, fuel, cookware or sleeping pads – we spent each night in farmhouses or cabins along the way. Our overnight stops came with beds, fully stocked kitchens, bathrooms with hot water and showers, and woodstoves.

Farm Stay, Night 2

Farm Stay, Night 2

Hobbit Village, Night 3

Hobbit Village, Night 3

Our Cottage

Our Cottage

Bathroom

Bathroom

Sign in Cottage

Sign in Cottage

Resident Penguins

Resident Penguins

Wine with trampers

Wine with trampers

Camp Store

Camp Store

Read More...

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

top