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"Holly, you are literally the worst story teller!" - G x

Kia Ora! I'm Holly, a runaway Brit currently living in New Zealand.

I spent the first half of my 26th year on Earth walking the length of New Zealand along Te Araroa.

Total trail time- 6 months 13 days. 

Trail identifiers- An obsession with Fix&Fogg pb | Hatred of hiking poles | The Aarn pack | 'Casual Fridays' | Squeaking noises when falling or almost falling (all of the time).

Longest hiking day- 57.7km Tekapo to Twizel.

Best day- Slaty Hut to Mt Rintoul Hut.


This blog is the result of my time on trail. Home to reviews, plans and trail tips, I’m adding one more, totally under-qualified voice to the internet. For those interested I’m also writing my honest account of the trail season, including the good and the bad and the downright ugly. Providing information for those that know me and for those interested in hiking the trail in the future.


For now I'm happy writing about the last six months, but who knows what the future holds. There are some awesome adventures out there to be had, and I'm definitely not ruling out another thru hike.

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