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Hiking New Zealand's West Coast

Program Number: 16163RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/4/2013 - 3/25/2013;
Duration: 21 nights
Location: New Zealand
Price starting at: $5,195.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Walking/Hiking Activity Level: n (see description)
Meals: 55; 19 Breakfasts, 19 Lunches, 17 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Vegetarian; Vegetarian; Vegetarian    

Journey down the west coast of New Zealand’s North and South Islands to find some of the most spectacular hiking terrain on the planet. Explore the soaring Southern Alps, Taranaki volcano, the shores of Queen Charlotte Sound and more on foot. Along the way geologists and other experts teach you about the land and its wildlife, plants and history. Plus expert-led walks highlight the lively capital city of Wellington.


• Hike the Queen Charlotte Track and enjoy amazing views of the sunken river valley below.
• Experience the golden beaches and clear waters of the Abel Tasman National Park.
• Venture inside the Honeycomb Hill Cave in the Oparara Basin to examine a wonderland of striking limestone features.

Activity Particulars

Hiking up to 11 miles per day over the course of seven hours. Uneven, rocky terrain. Elevations of 6,000 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival New Plymouth, 5 nights; coach to Wellington, 2 nights; ferry to Picton, 2 nights; coach to Motueka, 4 nights; coach to Karamea, 3 nights; coach to Greymouth, 1 night; train and coach to Christchurch, 2 nights; departure.

Overnight flight from the U.S.A.
1 night
Cross International Dateline
1 night
Arrival New Plymouth
5 nights

Journey along the western coast of the North Island and up onto Mount Taranaki, a volcano with a snow-clad peak. Learn about the colorful tropical plants that grow here thanks to volcanic soils and a pleasant climate. Take a field trip to a sheep farm. Visit a Maori village to experience this people’s traditions and culture firsthand.

Coach to Wellington
2 nights
Ferry to Picton
2 nights

In Wellington visit the House of Parliament and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and walk through the city’s historic botanical garden. Stroll along the coast and through the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary before boarding the ferry to the South Island. View the dramatic landscape of Wellington Harbour, Cook Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. Hikes along the Queen Charlotte Track reveal historical landmarks and a variety of native vegetation.

Coach to Motueka
4 nights

Continue to hike new sections of the Queen Charlotte Track. Enjoy a visit to a local Outward Bound school. Walking field trips include the famed Abel Tasman Coast Track. A geologist leads an excursion to the limestone-rich Mount Arthur.

Coach to Karamea
3 nights

Keep an eye out for waterfalls and vivid vegetation as you hike the Charming Creek Walkway, once a private railway line. Other hikes explore the region’s limestone caves and arches. Experience the wild Tasman Sea, local birdlife and native tropical Nikau Palms on a hike along the Heaphy Coastal Track.

Coach to Greymouth
1 night
Train to Christchurch
2 nights

Hikes in Punakaiki visit the famous Pancake Rocks, named for the stacks of limestone which create them. Rest your feet and take in the scenery outside your window as you ride the TranzAlpine Express train to Christchurch.

New Zealand

English explorer Captain James Cook put New Zealand on the map when he sailed around the coast on the Endeavour in 1769. He not only mapped the area during his three voyages around the coast, but named landmarks, many of which still exist today. Dubbed the “land of the long white cloud” by the early Polynesian settlers, New Zealand’s predominately mountainous terrain and large coastal plains make it the perfect place for adventurous outdoor activity.

New Plymouth: Motor inn near the beach. Wellington: Modern hotel in the heart of the city. Picton: Waterfront resort. Motueka: Motel with lovely gardens. Karamea: Eco-resort with lush surroundings. Greymouth: Hotel near the coast. Christchurch: Resort with outdoor pool and mountain views.
Meals and Lodgings
   Autolodge Motor Inn
  New Plymouth, New Zealand 5 nights
   West Plaza Hotel
  Wellington, New Zealand 2 nights
   Portage Resort Hotel
  Picton, New Zealand 2 nights
   Equestrian Lodge Motels
  Motueka, New Zealand 4 nights
   Last Resort
  Karamea, New Zealand 3 nights
   Kingsgate hotel Greymouth
  Greymouth, New Zealand 1 night
   Latimer Hotel
  Christchurch, New Zealand 2 nights
 Autolodge Motor Inn
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 393 Devon Street East
New Plymouth,   New Zealand
phone: +6467588044
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 West Plaza Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 110 Wakefield street
Wellington,   New Zealand
phone: +6444731440
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Portage Resort Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: Kenepuru Sound
Picton,   New Zealand
phone: +6435734309
  Smoking allowed: No

 Equestrian Lodge Motels
Type: Motel
  Contact info: Tudor Street
Motueka,   New Zealand
phone: +6435289369
  Smoking allowed: No

 Last Resort
Type: Resort
  Contact info: Main Street
Karamea,   New Zealand
phone: +6437826617
  Smoking allowed: No

 Kingsgate hotel Greymouth
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 32 Mawhera Quay. Greymouth
Greymouth,   New Zealand
phone: +64 37685085
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Latimer Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 30 Latimer Square
Christchurch,   New Zealand
phone: +6433796760
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

Travel Details
  Start of Program:
10:00 am March 06 2013 at New Plymouth Airport You will be staying at Autolodge Motor Inn that night.
  End of Program:
2:00 pm March 25 2013 at Christchurch Airport You will be staying at Latimer Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Participant Information Form is required. Current passport
  Parking availability:
Not required
Transportation (For Independent Travelers)
  Train or bus availability: Bus available but may not be convenient.
To Start of Program
  Location:  New Plymouth
  Nearest city or town:  Stratford
  Nearest highway: 3
  Nearest airport:  New Plymouth
  Transportation to site: Coach transfer included in program cost Alternative transport by shuttle would cost approx $NZ 30.
  From End of Program
  Location:  Christchurch
  Transportation from site: Coach transfer included in program cost Alternative transport by shuttle would cost approx $NZ30
Elevation Note: Up to 3,874 feet on one occasion (Mt Taranaki/Egmont) Up to 5,890 feet (Mt Arthur summit optional)

Equipment Requirements: Hiking boots essential. Waterproof and windproof clothing. Woollen sweater, warm hat and gloves. Sun-hat, glasses and sunscreen. Walking poles are highly recommended Full list to be sent later.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Daily Schedule

Day 1:
(Monday, March 4)
 In Transit: Overnight flight from the US.

Day 2:
(Tuesday, March 5)
 In Transit: Flight through time zones; day lost.

Day 3: Welcome Lunch and walk on coastal walkway
(Wednesday, March 6)

Note: Walk on paved coastal walkway (5-7 km approx. 2 hrs)

 Morning: Arrival in New Plymouth Almost everywhere you go in New Plymouth, Mt Taranaki follows you. The perfectly cone shaped Mountain dominates the Landscape. The dormant Volcano in the Egmont National Park attracts many trampers. New Plymouth is renowned for its great parks of Pukekura, Pukieti Rhododendron Trust and the magnificant Coastal Walkway.
 Lunch: Welcome Lunch at Winery Restaurant
 Afternoon: Field trip walking Coastal Walkway. Running almost the entire length of the city is the 7 km-long Coastal Walkway - an international award-winning feature that gives walkers, cyclists and runners a close-up experience with the Tasman Sea.
 Dinner: After orientation a Light meal at Motor Inn
Accommodations: Autolodge Motor Inn
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Walk the Whitecliffs walkway. Visit local home for short lecture
(Thursday, March 7)

Note: Walk uphill over farmland. Several accents and descents including steps through the conservation area. Walk down through Stock tunnel and along beach with patches of boulders and black sand

 Breakfast: At Motor Inn.
 Morning: Coach departs for all-day walking field trip Whitecliffs Walkway. Appox. 6hrs 16 km. Visit Local home for short lecture about the area The walkway takes you over farmland to Mount Davidson, the Whitecliffs Conservation Area and the Waipingau Stream. Depending on the tide, you can return to your starting point by following the stream to the coast and walking along the beach. Major scenic features include the dramatic white cliffs (Paraninihi), the Three Sisters rock formations and the historic Te Horo stock tunnel, which is undergoing restoration.
 Lunch: Packed lunch in the field
 Dinner: At Motor Lodge
Accommodations: Autolodge Motor Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Visit rainforest garden. Maori Culture experience
(Friday, March 8)

Note: Walk around wellformed garden trails 1.5-2hrs

 Breakfast: At Motor Inn.
 Morning: Coach departs for Pukeiti. Half-day guided walk through rainforest garden. Pukeiti is New Zealand's premier Rhododendron garden set in magnificent rainforest on the slopes of Mount Taranaki
 Lunch: At the Gatehouse.
 Afternoon: Coach to Parihaka Pa for Maori Culture Experience. Parihaka Pa remains today an important international symbol of peace. In 1881, British confiscation of 1.3 million acres of prime Taranaki land resulted in a civil disobedience movement that saw hundreds of followers arrested
 Dinner: Dinner at Cafe
Accommodations: Autolodge Motor Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Guided hike on Mt Taranaki/Egmont
(Saturday, March 9)

Note: Climb steeply up the Holly Hut track and on to Tahurangi Hut 2.5 hrs approx. Descend the Translator Road and onto the Makatawa hut Track which is through forest and crosses streams and descends steps

 Breakfast: Breakfasr at hotel
 Morning: Board coach for all day guided field trip on Mt.Taranaki/Egmont. Rising above the clouds the 2518m high peak of Mt Taranaki offers spectacular scenery to those who make the challenging climb. For those wanting a more relaxing experience there are beautiful walks through verdant forest to waterfalls, wetlands and excellent viewpoints. Standing as it does in isolation from other mountains it is one of the best parks from which to get an elevated view of another New Zealand - the rural heartland. Approx 7 hrs 16-17 km
 Lunch: Packed Lunch in field
 Afternoon: Continue guided walk & return to hotel
 Dinner: Dinner at Lodge
Accommodations: Autolodge Motor Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Farm excursion. FREE AFTERNOON
(Sunday, March 10)
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge
 Morning: Board coach for farm excursion. View farming operations and livestock.
 Lunch: Lunch at Pukekura Park cafe
 Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON to visit Pukekura park and glass house displays, Puke Ariki museum, Govett-Brewsterart gallery. Walk Te Henui Walkway, coastal walkway, or climb Paratutu Rock, swim in the surf at local beaches
 Dinner: Dinner own choice-
Accommodations: Autolodge Motor Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Travel to Wellington, Visit Tawhiti Museum, Lecture on New Zealand Politics
(Monday, March 11)
 Breakfast: Breakfast at Lodge
 Morning: Board coach for Wellington with a stop at Tawhiti Museum at Hawera Stunning life size and scale model displays of Taranaki history- a massive art project from a man with a passion for display- winner of 7 separate tourism awards
 Lunch: Lunch at Wanganui enroute to Wellington
 Afternoon: Coach to Wellington with a short stop at Foxton Wellington is the Capital city and is located at the head of Port Nicholson Harbour. The city's compact size makes it easy to explore by walking. and the many cafes and boutiques provide a pleasant diversion on route Catch a ride on the historic Cable Car for a breathtaking vista of the city and walk though the Botanic Garden
 Dinner: Dinner at Hotel
 Evening: Lecture on NZ political system
Accommodations: West Plaza Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Botanic gardens and city walk, Visit Parliament, Visit Te Papa museum. FREE AFTERNOON
(Tuesday, March 12)

Note: Walk on Paved Paths

 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel
 Morning: City walk, up the Cable Car, with a walk down through the Botanic Gardens. Guided tour of Parliament Walk along waterfront to Te Papa Museum
 Lunch: Lunch at brewery cafe
 Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON for visiting Te Papa, City to Sea Museum, shopping, Walk around Oriental Bay walkway
 Dinner: Dinner own choice
 Evening: Theatre preformance - optional extra
Accommodations: West Plaza Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Visit wildlife Sanctuary, Ferry to Picton
(Wednesday, March 13)

Note: Take cable car and walk on paved paths

 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel
 Morning: Walk to and a guided field trip in Karori Wildlife Sanctuary
 Lunch: Lunch at cafe
 Afternoon: Board coach to Interisland Ferry. Interisland Ferry to Picton. The Marlborough Sounds are located at the top of the South Island. Marlborough boasts the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand. Located at the head of Queen Charlotte Sound, Picton is an important port town serving as the South Island terminal for the busy interisland ferry service. Scheduled boat services provide access to the magnificent Queen Charlotte walking track to explore the beautiful bays and walking tracks of Queen Charlotte Sound. Dolphins and seals frequent the waters and the bush resonates with the sound of native birds
 Dinner: Dinner at Resort
Accommodations: Portage Resort Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Hike the Queen Charlotte Walkway, with lecture by local resident
(Thursday, March 14)

Note: Walking through wellformed forest trails with elevations and descents (5-5 1/2 hrs 15 km)

 Breakfast: Breakfast at Hotel
 Morning: Board scheduled ferry to Ship Cove Walking field trip on Queen Charlotte Walkway( 5-5 1/2 hrs 15 km) You will discover a unique pathway that passes through lush coastal forest, historic bays and along skyline ridges with unsurpassed views of the serpentine seaways of both Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenepuru Sound
 Lunch: Packed lunch in the field
 Afternoon: Continue walking field trip on walkway Lecture by local resident Return to Hotel on scheduled Ferry
 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Accommodations: Portage Resort Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Hike another section of Queen Charlotte Walkway. Visit Outward Bound. Travel to Motueka
(Friday, March 15)

Note: Walking through wellformed forest trails with elevations and descents (4 hrs 12.5 km )

 Breakfast: Breakfast at Motel
 Morning: Board scheduled Ferry to Mistletoe Bay Walking field trip to Anakiwa 4 hrs 12.5 km
 Lunch: Packed lunch in the field
 Afternoon: Guided tour of Outward Bound School Board coach and travel to Motueka. Motueka is a colorful slightly alternative town, known for its hops, pip fruit, and grapes for the flourishing wine industry. The high sunshine hours help with ripening of the fruit. The town is a base for the walking tracks of the Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks
 Dinner: Dinner at local cafe
Accommodations: Equestrian Lodge Motels
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13: Walk a section of Abel Tasman Coastal Trail
(Saturday, March 16)

Note: Walking on wellformed trails with ascents and descents 0-125 m 4-5 hrs 12-13 km

 Breakfast: Breakfast at Motel
 Morning: Depart by bus and scheduled ferry service for guided walking field trip on Abel Tasman National Park Coastal Trail. 4-5 hrs 12-13 km
 Lunch: Packed lunch in the field
 Afternoon: Complete field trip to embarkation point for return by ferry & bus to Motueka.
 Dinner: Dinner at Restaurant.
Accommodations: Equestrian Lodge Motels
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Hike on Mt Arthur with Geologist This region of Kahurangi National Park is one of the most interesting in the country for trampers and naturalists with its impressive mountain and bush scenery, remarkable botany and geology and interesting human story.
(Sunday, March 17)

Note: Walk uphill to Mt Arthur Hut from Flora car park through beech forest and neinei 1.25 hrs 3.6 km one way. Continue uphill to Mt Arthur (1795 m) (optional summit) base through stunning alpine vegetation and panoramic views 2 hrs, 4.6 km one way. (7 hrs 16.5 km return)

 Breakfast: At motel
 Morning: Depart on all-day walking field trip to base of Mt. Arthur with geologist (Optional trip to summit 5,890 feet 7 hrs 16.5 km) The Mt Arthur/Cobb area has many special geological features. Mt Arthur is made of hard, crystalline marble, transformed (hardened) from limestone, originally laid down under the sea some 450 million years ago. During the ice ages small glaciers carved smooth basins called cirques high on Mt Arthur, polishing and scraping the tough marble. The floors of the cirques are studded with sinkholes where surface water in summer is taken underground into extensive cave systems.
 Lunch: Packed lunch in field
 Afternoon: Continue hike and return to Motueka.
 Dinner: At local restaurant .
 Evening: Return by coach to Motel.
Accommodations: Equestrian Lodge Motels
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 15: FREE MORNING. Winery Lunch. Visit Wearable Arts Museum. Walk to Centre of New Zealand
(Monday, March 18)
 Breakfast: At motel
 Morning: FREE MORNING to Kayak, walk or cycle coastal walkway, swim in pool
 Lunch: Lunch at Seifried Vineyard Restaurant
 Afternoon: Excursion-Visit celebrated Museum of Wearable Art followed by walk to Centre of New Zealand
 Dinner: In Nelson City
Accommodations: Equestrian Lodge Motels
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Travel to Karamea. Walk Charming Creek walkway
(Tuesday, March 19)

Note: Walk on wellformed trail following a bush tramway (3 hrs. 6-7 km)

 Breakfast: At Motel.
 Morning: Board coach for journey to Karamea on West Coast. Karamea sits on the estuary of the Karamea river with the Tasman Sea on one side and the stunning Kahurangi National park on the other side. The Park boasts the well known Heaphy Track and the Oparara Basin with caves, arches and canyons carved from natural limestone.
 Lunch: Lunch at cafe en route
 Afternoon: Field trip on Charming Creek Walkway (3 hours 6-7 km) Hike along a disused railway line through tunnels, over bridges and along deep gorges. Enjoy native forest, waterfalls and sweeping views. Then proceed by coach to Karamea.
 Dinner: Dinner at Resort
 Evening: Lecture on flora, fauna & history of Karamea.
Accommodations: Last Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Explore Oparara caves and Arches The Oparara Basin boasts impressive limestone formations and is surrounded by truly magnificent bush, and is home to the Powelliphanta – carnivorous snails which are up to 70mm across.
(Wednesday, March 20)

Note: Walk through caves and forest trails on wellformed trails

 Breakfast: At Resort.
 Morning: Coach to and guided walk of Oparara Caves. The Honeycomb Hill Caves are world famous for their collection of Moa bones and other extinct bird species. This cave system contains notable limestone formations in its 15 kilometres of passages. The caves are protected.
 Lunch: Packed lunch in field
 Afternoon: Follow forest trails to view Arches. Oparara Arch (25 minutes one way) 1km This is a well formed track following the Oparara River to the larger of the limestone arches. Blue ducks can sometimes be seen playing in the rapids. Moria Gate/Mirror Tarn Loop Track (1 hour 30 mins round trip) 4.1 km An easy-access easy-grade loop track linking these 2 attractions. Explore down under the Arch, then continue on over the top of Moria Gate (try counting the paving stones, where moa have obviously been before you!) and loop around the terrace to come back out at the carpark via Mirror Tarn. Return to Karamea
 Dinner: At resort
Accommodations: Last Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: Hike a section of the Heaphy Track
(Thursday, March 21)

Note: Walk the spectacular coastal portion of the track on wellformed paths and along a beach and return. (6 hrs 16.5 km)

 Breakfast: At Resort
 Morning: All-day walking field trip on renowned Heaphy Track. 6 hrs 16.5 km The Heaphy Track, located in Kahurangi National Park at the north-west corner of the South Island, is the longest of the DOC Great Walks. For 78.4 kilometres the track crosses the park's range of landscapes, starting from the junction of the Brown and Aorere Rivers, over expansive tussock downs to the lush forests, nikau palms and roaring seas of the West Coast.
 Lunch: Packed lunch in field
 Afternoon: Return to Karamea by coach
 Dinner: At the resort.
Accommodations: Last Resort
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 19: Guided tour of Coalmine Visit cape Foulwind Seal Colony & walking field trip to Punakaiki Pancake Rocks. Coach to Greymouth
(Friday, March 22)

Note: Walks on Denniston Plateau, Breakhead walk 40 min., Town walk, 40 min., Coalbrookdale walk 2 hrs

 Breakfast: At Resort
 Morning: Coach to Denniston Historic Coal mine Guided Walking tour of mine area 2-3 hrs The West Coast is famous for it's gold mining history, but high in the Papahaua Range north of Westport coal has been mined on a large scale for nearly 130 years. The coal is found in seams high up on the plateau so several towns were constructed at high altitude to service the mines, and in the case of Denniston, an incredible inclined railway which dropped 600m to the coast in 1.7km.
 Lunch: At Tauranga Bay
 Afternoon: Visit Cape Foulwind. A 20 Minute walk to Seal Colony and view point. Walking field trip Punakaiki Pancake rocks Coach to Greymouth, West Coast's largest town. An historic gold mining town The TranzAlpine Train makes its journey between Greymouth and Christchurch
 Dinner: At Hotel
Accommodations: Kingsgate hotel Greymouth
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 20: Free Morning TranzAlpine Express train across the Southern Alps
(Saturday, March 23)
 Breakfast: At hotel
 Morning: Free morning to explore Greymouth or visit Shantytown
 Lunch: Own choice
 Afternoon: TranzAlpine Express train across the Southern Alps to Christchurch Truly one of the world’s great scenic train trips through the dramatic contrast of dry beech forests and tussock land on one side of the Alps and lush green landscapes on the other. Coach to accommodation in Christchurch
 Dinner: At resort
Accommodations: Latimer Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 21: Walk a section of the Little River rail trail. Visit local arts and craft centre at Little River. Visit Akaroa, an early French settlement, on Banks Peninsular. Walk Montgomery Scenic Reserve
(Sunday, March 24)

Note: Little River rail trail flat walking 7 km Montgomery scenic reserve has a steep climb section (2 hrs return)

 Breakfast: At resort
 Morning: Walk a section of the Little River rail trail.A picturesque walk on an old rail embankment from Birdlings Flat to Little River following the shores of Lake Ellesmere (Te Waihora) and Lake Forsyth (Te Wairewa), giving magnificent views across the lakes and out toward the Southern Alps. There are ample opportunities to view birdlife, including herons. Visit local arts and craft centre at Little River.
 Lunch: Lunch at a cafe
 Afternoon: Visit Akaroa, an early French settlement, on Banks Peninsular. Walk a section of the summit track, Montgomery Scenic Reserve with spectacular views of Akaroa harbour and Banks Peninsular
 Dinner: Farewell dinner
Accommodations: Latimer Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 22: Lecture on History of Canterbury Free time for shopping and exploration Antarctic Centre Visit. Departure
(Monday, March 25)
 Breakfast: At Resort
 Morning: Lecture on History of Canterbury. Free time for shopping and exploration Coach to Antarctic Centre
 Lunch: At Antarctic Centre
 Afternoon: Antarctic Centre Visit with lecture. International Flight check in at Christchurch Airport for flight to Auckland and USA
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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