Today we passed 300km point that is 10% of whole Te Araroa!
Last 2 days we walked all day long so we decided to walk half day and enjoy the beach. One called Whale Bay is the best beach around Matapouri recommended by locals. Just a bit off the trail but worth to stay a couple of hours, plenty of shade. Also there is a shop at Matapouri takeaways and drinks available.
Walking 3,000km through New Zealand is what we’re doing and connect to people spending time here is the way what we love!