Coastal Challenge / Pararaha Trek Adventure

Posted by on 18 March 2015

The Arcus Property and Creating Communities teams undertook the challenge of hiking/swimming/scrambling 33km from Arkles bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsular to Devonport.

The team took 9 hours to complete the event which was extra challenging given the king tide. There were no significant casualties although Deborah was unable to walk property for about 2 months afterwards – she has now made a full recovery. The big meal at Lonestar that night was just what the Dr ordered!

Thanks to Graeme for his support crew assistance - his lime safety vest was a popular sight as we rounded headlands looking for a pit stop. Thanks also to Bruce for acting as safety on the crossing of the Okura river – without his assistance Rob would probably now be living in South America. On the Saturday we headed to Karekare beach where we tackled Pararaha Stream and then looped back up Odlin Timber Track to canyon down the waterfalls. Once again no one was keen to tackle the 15m monster waterfall at the bottom.

Credit to Franswa who went back to Pararaha Stream the next weekend to do it all over again, only to have to carry his mate out with a severely sprained ankle.