Eiji Kitai, a Greenstone Hut Warden from Queenstown is spending 4 months this summer walking the Te Araroa Trail enjoying the environment, meeting new people and spreading the word about the projects of the Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust.
Starting in September he will spend 2 months in the North Island and after his summer employment, resume walking in April to complete the South Island section of the trail at the end of May.
Eiji, a hut warden on the Greenstone Track near Glenorchy, has met many Te Araroa walkers over the years as they pass through his hut on the trail. This inspired him to head out and experience the 3000 km walk for himself.
If you would like to help Eiji support the RDWT please go to the RDWT website and donate.
1 cent a kilometre is $30, 10 cents is $300… or any other denomination.
Watch his progress here or on our Facebook page.