To start off the year our resident intrepid explorer, Bruce, has completed a hike of the Kepler track in New Zealand. Over 4 days Bruce, with his daughter and family friends, walked the 60km circular path near Te Anau on the South Island. The track starts at 300 metres above sea level and rises to 1472 metres enjoying spectacular views along lake Te Anau. Bruce noted the first two days were dry, while the light rain on the third day made trekking through the moss filled rainforest a delight to the eye. The journey concluded on the fourth day with dry weather along lake Manapouri. Bruce said ‘the climb was hard going but well worth it, although the decent was more challenging and a bit telling on the old knees’. Bruce would recommend the track for outdoor enthusiasts.
While in New Zealand Bruce also got enjoy a little of Queenstown including Whitewater rafting, the ‘subzero’ ice bar, Tobogganing and a climb to Mueller hut near Mt Cook (1100 metres gain over 4.5km) over looking glaciers.
This was a personal goal for Bruce, so congrats on achieving your goal while also enjoying quality time with your daughter and family friends.
We look forward to your next adventure!