Kiwi kayaker Scott Donaldson has paddled across the Tasman Sea. He arrived in New Plymouth late last night.
Donaldson becomes the first person to complete a solo crossing of the Tasman in a kayak.
An exhausted Mr Donaldson was met with loud cheers and applause before being helped from his kayak and embracing his wife, Sarah. He had left leaving Coffs Harbour in New South Wales two months ago.
He encountered heavy seas and winds, and even sharks along the way.
Mr Donaldson attempted the journey once before in 2014, but had to abandon the attempt after nearly three months and call for rescue while just 80km from New Zealand’s shore.