Day 45; Pakiri Beach – Matakana

5 hours.

The trail began today along the road into Pakiri village. There’s nothing really there, just a school and a hall really. We passed through and headed onto a farmland track which climbed up a few hundred metres to meet the track that would take us through the Omaha Forest.

We had a break at the top and scoffed some chocolate, then we headed along the track through the Omaha Forest. It was very gorsey to start with and a bit of a climb to the trig.

Once at the trig there was a big helipad which made for a good chill out spot for a mocha break. We brewed up some coffees and had a bit of a chat to a couple of lady’s who had popped up for a day walk.

Heading downhill the track was a bit better (much less gorse) to the bottom of the valley. Then it was a bit of a muddy climb back up to the road.

At the roadside we didn’t even need to call a taxi to our accomodation in Matakana, a kind young man gave us a lift which was great. Saved us $20. We then spent it on beer on arrival in Matakana. Lol.

After a tasty wee beverage we checked into the Matakana Motel and then popped down to the 4 Square for some supplies.

When we came back we gave the pool a bit of a try (apparently it’s heated), but it was way too cold for us. We retired to our room for the night and chilled out. Heard a bit of a super bang tonight, but didn’t think too much of it, have no idea what it was.

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Road walk to Pakiri village.
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Farm track up the hill.
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Looking back towards Pakiri Beach from the farm track.
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Beginning of the track into the Omaha Forest.
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Looking forward along the track towards the Omaha Summit.
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Omaha Forest track.
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Omaha Forest trig.
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Mochas at the summit on the helipad.
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Heading down into the valley.
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Down at the Matakana River.
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Matakana village.
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Matakana River.
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Along the Matakana village riverside.
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Epic beer for an epic adventure. I just had to buy this 🙂
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Epic beer.
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