33 episodes

Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

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    • 4.6 • 69 Ratings

Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail.

    Haere ra

    Haere ra

    The final episode of The Long Way Home.

    • 31 min
    Home

    Home

    Is this it? Has Bruce Hopkins finally made it all the way home?

    • 18 min
    Southland Slog

    Southland Slog

    Bruce Hopkins does not love the mud in Southland.

    • 16 min
    Come On Over

    Come On Over

    Bruce Hopkins is still hoping he'll meet Shania Twain. It's not looking likely.

    • 15 min
    Going for the Record

    Going for the Record

    Weddings and wading knee-deep in snow on the way to Wanaka...it's been a bit of a week for Bruce Hopkins.

    • 15 min
    Ford Every Stream

    Ford Every Stream

    50 rivers in one day? That's nothing for Bruce Hopkins.

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

jkat9 ,

Great rambling tramping tale

Just like with any good tramping adventure, the path is not straight or clear, but very very human. No lectures or moralising, just a good yarn as he walks with some important questions covered. Love it 💚

jaffamandy ,

Fantastic

I’ve only just discovered this podcast, quite by chance, it’s amazing. As a kiwi living in Oz, it’s making me so homesick, especially tramping through so many places familiar to me. I’d highly recommend listening to Bruce, what an awesome guy!

Mwindeyer ,

Inspiring

Inspiring stuff Bruce. Te Araroa - I’m coming for you!!

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