"There is nothing like taking that first step into a foreign world, and the great unknown that lies beyond it."

Queenstown to Wanaka and the Motatapu Track 3 days. 130 Kilometers.

Queenstown to Wanaka and the Motatapu Track 3 days. 130 Kilometers.

https://www.teararoa.org.nz/otago/motatapu-alpine-track/

http://www.doc.govt.nz/documents/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/motatapu-track-brochure.pdf

Queenstown to Wanaka. Highlights, ghost mining towns. Wild berries to eat along the way. Beautiful high desert mountain scenery. Challenging.

I started to walk some of the TA trail northbound instead of south bound since I had detoured to the fjordlands. I took a bus from Te Anau to Queenstown and began my walk from there.

Queenstown to Arrowtown – Day 1

Arrowtown to Macetown – Day 2

Motatapu Track day 3 and 4. End in Wanaka on Day 4. Eat much deserved burrito in Wanaka.

Gear List. What I brought on the trails.

Gear List. What I brought on the trails.

Fiordlands National Park. Gertrude Saddle, Homer Saddle, Peak attempts

Fiordlands National Park. Gertrude Saddle, Homer Saddle, Peak attempts