It's 243Km from the West coast to the East and it's going to take an absolute minimum of around 11 hours of constant movement to make it - and that's if you're at the pointy end, it's a lot longer for most.
Steve is patron of the GODZone Adventure race and made a video to show the 2015 entrants how to use the GurneyGoo in their race packs. It's classic Steve - funny, self deprecating, knowledgeable and a bit NSFW. Enjoy.
5 times, I’ve kayaked across the Cook Strait (the stretch of ocean between the North and South Islands of New Zealand). The strait can be deadly treacherous at times, but with thorough, preparation, planning and patience to wait for a weather window, it can be a stunningly scenic, and very rewarding paddle.