Day 3; Te Paki Stream Mouth – Waitiki Landing Campsite

2.5 Hours.

Detour from trail to miss forecast rain, chill out & drink beer.

1 hour out along stream to Te Paki Stream carpark, past the giant Te Paki sand dunes covered in bus loads of tourists on boogie boards. Toilet at carpark, picnic tables, and the man in the truck hiring boogie boards sold cans of fizz! Yum!! Coca cola saved the day 🙂 (FYI – for those who know me I’ve officially quit ‘quitting sugar’ for the duration of the trail).

Got offered a ride from here to SH1, then an hours walk down the road to Waitiki Landing Campsite. Fish n chips, restaurant, cabins, camping, water, limited convenience store & bottle store. Tonight was New Years Eve, we had crashed by 9:30pm lol.

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Neil chilling at Te Paki stream carpark picnic table.
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Looking out over the giant Te Paki sand dunes.
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Sign at entrance to stream and the kind people who drove us to the main highway.
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