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 `how long would it take to walk from kaitaia to welllington, new zealand?`
 ```Dear sanimalo-ga; Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. A woman of average size can walk comfortably at brisk speeds of 3.5 to 4 miles an hour, while the average-sized man can walk at 4.5 to 5 miles per hour. NEW FITNESS http://www.new-fitness.com/walk.html According to DayOut Maps and Guides it is 609 miles (975 km) from Kaitaia to Wellington via the most feasible paved route, State Highway 1 (SH1). Therefore it would logically take an average woman roughly 152-174 hours (or 6.3 - 7.2 days) to walk this distance and approximately 129-135 hours (or 5.3 ? 5.6 days) for the average man. This assumes of course that the average walking speeds were constantly maintained the journey was non-stop and unimpeded. DAYOUT http://www.dayout.co.nz/maps_guides.asp Realistically however, a person cannot maintain this average walking speed for this period of time without rest. In addition you must calculate your own average walking speed and down time to get a relatively accurate projection. To calculate your personal average walking speed, simply follow this set of instructions: EHOW.COM http://www.ehow.com/how_8939_estimate-walking-speed.html Take the result (in mph) and divide it by 609 miles. This figure represents the number of hours it should take you to complete the non-stop journey. Take that result and add to it the number of hours expected to be stationary (resting, sleeping, camping, sightseeing, etc). This figure will tell you how many hours it will take you to complete the journey including down time depending of course on how much personal equipment one is capable of bearing. Reasonably then, taking into account normal travel and resting times, the journey should take a little more than a week to 10 days for the average man and about 10 days to two weeks for the average woman. A lesisurely walk can easily be expected to take two to three weeks barring injury, weather, or other impediments. I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES Defined above SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINE USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: Kaitaia Wellington Distance```