February 7, 2018 at 11:01 pm #252
Hi there, I’m in Invercargill if you need a stopover before the final push to Bluff, or a place to sort things out after your great effort, I can offer a bed (check in advance) hot shower, place to pitch a tent or just a tea/coffee and a chat would love to help you out.
Am planning my own trip for 2018/19 so would love to hear your storiesMay 3, 2018 at 9:28 pm #273mcklureParticipant
Hiya! My partner and I are about to finish the TA and we are looking to have a few days to rest and digest the experience before pushing in to Stewart’s Island and the next adventure. Would you be able to host us for a few days this week?November 22, 2018 at 12:41 pm #343StarManParticipant
Flying either into Queenstown or Invercargill on Sunday Dec 9 after an all day and al night flight. I need to get my shopping and boxes sent for the leg to Queenstown.
Is you offer of a Lawn and shower still open. I also would love to chat about the trail. I just hope I’m not to early in the year.
Sacramento, CANovember 22, 2018 at 6:05 pm #344
Of course the offer is open, we will have a spare room free then if you prefer :). We have had a bit of wild weather lately but seems to be brightening up now, let me know your plans nearer the date and we will sort you out
BuggerlugsDecember 6, 2018 at 9:27 pm #350
Any update on your plans, still have a room available if you require it
BuggerlugsDecember 7, 2018 at 4:26 am #351StarManParticipant
Thank you so very much with getting back to me.
Could you email me directly at
your contact info…… (don’t know what web access I might have soon)
I have booked a night in Queenstown for the evening of 9 Dec. My plan is to be in Invercargill by 10 Monday.
Plans could change once I “Have Boots on the ground” I’m not sure what traveling for two days and the time shift will be like! Plus I will need to get transport from Q to I.
Once again thank you. And I will contact you directly once I have a NZ sim and number.
StarManDecember 21, 2018 at 5:55 pm #355SluytersParticipant
My name is Paul, Glamourpuss is my trail name I somehow got on the Pacific Crest Trail this year. I am from Tasmania and will be arriving from bus to Invercagill on 4th of Jan at about 5pm if I manage to get the 1.30pm bus from Queenstown. I plan to start on the 6th from Bluff. So if you have a place where I can pitch my tent that would be great. I am obviously Northbound as I am starting late and will be thruhiking to Cape Reinga. Anyhow if you can help out in anyway that would be great. ThankyouDecember 22, 2018 at 9:06 am #356
We should be able to help you out, let me know when you hit Invercargill
MarkJanuary 3, 2019 at 10:14 am #360Monika_ArParticipant
Dear Buggerlugs 🙂
My name is Monika and I am from Poland. I would like to start Te Araroa from Bluff. There is any possibility in Invercargill to pitch my tent somewhere?:)
I also be happy to talk about the trail. This is big challenge for me.
I will be in Invercargill on Monday (7.01),
Could you help me?
MonikaJanuary 3, 2019 at 10:38 am #361
Unfortunately we are away from the 5/1 until the 9/1 really sorry about that
can help you on the 9/1 if that is any good
MarkJanuary 3, 2019 at 2:34 pm #362SluytersParticipant
Thankyou, I am going to crash at a Homestay for 2 nights in Invercagill. But are you about on the 6th for a lift to the start or know someone? Would like to get going first thing in the morning if possible.
Paul (Glamourpuss)January 3, 2019 at 2:48 pm #363
Sorry wont be around on the 6th getting away for a few days ourselves, there are 2 bus services to Bluff that have to be booked – catch-a-bus or the stewart island coach. Alternatively it is pretty easy to hitch a lift from Invercargill to Bluff.
Sorry couldnt be of more help
MarkJanuary 4, 2019 at 10:28 am #364Monika_ArParticipant
Thank you for information. I will be on the trial in 9.01.:) I would like to catch my friends on the trial, so in the beginning I have to be fast 🙂
Monika.February 9, 2019 at 3:16 pm #376pinkhamsrParticipant
I am currently in Te Anau and will be finishing the TA sobo around February 17. After the trail I hope to find a job and stay in NZ for a few months on my Working Holiday Visa. A place to crash for a few days while I plan my next steps would be very helpful. Would you be able to offer accommodation around February 17 or so? Thanks!
SunnyFebruary 9, 2019 at 4:36 pm #377
We could possibly do 17th/18th Feb let me know when you are closer if that’s ok 😁
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