Tag Archives: Tramping

Israeli Traveller Conquers Heaphy Track in Wheelchair

  Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray Arnon Amit from Israel arrived in Karamea at the top of the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand on January 2, 2015, after successfully negotiating the Heaphy … Continue reading

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Lorenzo “The Italian Snail” Visits Rongolia

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     Italian traveller Lorenzo Sebastio is a real backpacker and there aren’t many left. He calls himself a “snail” as he carries his house on his back everywhere he goes and … Continue reading

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Hard Road Leads to Nice Cuppa Tea Atop Mt Hua Shan

Monday, January 6, 2014 This may be the scariest trail in the world….. We hope you’re not afraid of heights, because this even made our palms sweat. What you see below is a mountain in China called Mt. Hua Shan. … Continue reading

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Auckland Lad Attempts 1st Lap of N.Z. Coast on Foot

Off the Top of My Head By Paul Murray     On day 173 of his epic attempt to walk the coastline of New Zealand, intrepid 19-year old traveller Brando Yelavich arrived at Rongo Backpackers & Gallery in Karamea at … Continue reading

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Heaphy Hut/Lewis River Bridge Construction Progress Report

Construction is underway on the new ‘super-bridge’ that will replace the two swing bridges at the Heaphy-Lewis River confluence. July flooding washed away the bridge across the Lewis River and it was eventually recovered near the Heaphy River mouth. The … Continue reading

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Heaphy Track MTBs Irk IRD

DOC Brands One-day Riders “Tax Evaders” Off the Top of my Head By Paul Murray The Inland Revenue Department today acted on a report by the Department of Conservation that mountain bikers cycling the Heaphy Track in a single day … Continue reading

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Have You Been To Sunny Karamea Yet?

    Off the Top of my Head   By Paul Murray   Don’t be surprised if everyone waves to you as you pass by in Karamea…it’s that kind of place. If you’re among the growing number of travellers who … Continue reading

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