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New Great Walk opened

December 2, 2019

New Zealand’s tenth Great Walk, the Paparoa Track, has been officially opened.

The new 55km track crosses the Paparoa Range and will eventually link to a Pike 29 Memorial Track which is still under construction.

This walk is the first new Great Walk to open in 30 years.

Hundreds of West Coast locals gathered to celebrate the milestone. 

The new track is three days long and is a dual mountain-biking and walking track.

The $15 million cost paid for two 20 bunk huts and four suspension bridges.

Eight and a half thousand people are expected to walk or bike it each year. 

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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1

l'll faint before i get to 1 km

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2

thats cool

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3

😎 cool

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4

New Zealand should open more tracks like this

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5

that is amazing, i might have to gto up there one day, i am only 11 years old

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Cool😊

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cool