41km, 11 hours

Another cold, frosty morning. Then again, we are at nearly 1400m elevation. The track decends down a rocky ridge line in spectacular fashion, with cliffs falling off sharply and the feeling of being almost directly above the road and lake below. img_9802.jpg

Then were down and it’s utterly flat. We take it easy…we’re done with another mountain range. We walk past Lake Hawea, with its manicured, European style farms. Down a crystal clear river and to the Clutha River, wide and swifter than any large river I’ve seen.

We end up taking it too easy, remembering that while it’s flat, it’s a long way around two lakes to actually get to Wanaka. We arrive late and hungry.


Day 96 & 97 – Wanaka “Rest”

Day 95 – Top Timaru Hut to Pakituhi Hut