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Stage 8

Harts Hill & Lake Te Anau

The final push for the GZ Pursuit teams. This stage will also be used by GZ Pure teams who have been short coursed previously and who are missing stages 5, 6 and 7. Teams head out of Supply Bay and find the small track that takes them alongside the Waiau River towards Rainbow Reach. Then they have to find the checkpoints! There are multiple trapping trails that crisscross this area which can make travel faster than it looks in some places, but teams have to be careful that the trails take them in the right direction. A couple of these checkpoints are quite tricky and good navigation will help. A short paddle on Lake Te Anau completes their epic Fiordland adventure.


Start Finish Distance Ascent Descent Estimated Fast Time Estimated Slow Time
Supply Bay Marakura Yacht Club 25km 520m 520m 10hr 17hr

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