Dec 2 day 93 freedom camp to Tekapo Village 6:30- 2:30 30 km
Very simple straightforward day. I couldn’t get lost as the trail was clear (doubled as mountain bike trail) with plenty of pole markers. I do wonder how people who cannot see that particular shade of orange can negotiate the trail as often those markers are at quite a distance. The second half was a long walk along a gravel road (apparently what I have to look forward to on most of the next section). Still, the lake and the snow covered mountains sure made it a good walk. The hostel was full, so I tented (much cheaper and I usually sleep better in my tent anyway– and it had a million dollar view, all for 11$). Resupplied, updated my devices on the free wifi, had a very chill day.