Tara Mulvany is the first woman to circumnavigate New Zealand's three main islands by sea kayak.
She has also ticked off the first ever circumnavigation by sea kayak of the high Arctic Svalbard archipelago, clocking up 40 polar bear encounters over 2,200kms of paddling in 71 days.
Tara admits to being addicted to long trips.
Her latest long expedition was a two and a half month walk from Nelson Lakes to Fiordland. Tara is appearing at the Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka on June 27th and in Queenstown on July 3rd.