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Day Four - Te Pourewa Hut to Education Lodge

I won't go into much detail about the final day of the tramp as it is well documented elsewhere on the site.

After a good night's sleep we woke up to torrential rain, so there was nothing for it, but to pack up and make our way as quickly as possible back to the car at the Education Lodge.

Along the way we noticed that the Tauranga River level was rising, but fortunately the tramp today involved no river crossings, just a straight hike back to the car.

The Six Foot Track was even muddier than a few days before when we first tramped into the valley, but we made good time, getting to the Lodge in just under three hours from the hut.

On the way home, we chatted about the last four and despite the weather we decided that we had had a great time and that the Waimana Valley is fast becoming one of our favourite tramping areas. It really is a great place to get away from it all, apart from the people living at Tawhana we had only bumped into a couple of hunters and we had tramped through some beautiful scenery along the way. A wonderful four days in the bush.

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