Kahurangi: A South To North Traverse

Wanaka and Queenstown
Wanaka Time
Wanaka 3.00 pm
Wanaka Session
Session 3
Queenstown Time
Queenstown 3.00 pm
Queenstown Session
Session Q2

10 mins, Director: Louie Burger, NZ, World Premiere. 

In late 2023 three teenage boys, Leo Easton, Luka Johnson and Louie Burger, set off into the bush from a road bend near Murchison (the southernmost point of the Kahurangi National Park). Their goal was to walk the full length of the Kahurangi from the southernmost point to the northernmost point covering roughly 220 km of country, with over half of the trip spent navigating thick, slow-moving, off-track terrain. The crux of the mission was the walk from Brown Hut (the start of the Heaphy Track) to the base of Farewell Spit (the finish location) all of which was without known routes or trails. Just bush. 

 The short film “Kahurangi: A South To North Traverse” follows the journey of these boys and their adventures deep within Kahurangi.