Onetahuti to Awaroa to Totaranui
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After packing up the tent, we began the walk along the coastline towards Awaroa. We walked along the beack of Onetahuti until we reached the path taking us into the trees. the only problem was the tide was in and there was a lot of water in between us and our path. There were a few people waiting to cross on the other side of the water and a group did cross with their backpacks on their heads and the water reaching mid-chest. We decided to wait until the tide went out a bit. The sun was beating down and as we were just thinking of taking off our shoes and giving the crossing a go, a bloke came up in his boat and offered us a lift across!! so in we climbed and kept dry!
The path now climbed up and away into the trees away from the sea and stayed like this until we reached Awaroa where we found a rather plush lodge by the sea.
The rest of the path wound along the coastline for a few more hours until we came out at a viewpoint overlooking Totaranui beach. From here we walked back down to the beach and back to the car park to our oven roasted car. We camped at Totaranui that night and enjoyed another warm and peaceful night.