More than 2000 Great Walk bookings have been cancelled in recent months as Covid continues to take a toll, Newshub reports. But while this season will be a sore reminder of untramped tracks for some, the cancellations bring silver linings for others. Fiordland Outdoors Co. owner and director Christine Wallace said she has consoled crying Aucklanders who were forced to give up their spot on a Great Walk by the restrictions and uncertainty. “For every Aucklander that’s devastated they can’t go, we’re getting two South Islanders…that are just ecstatic that they’ve picked up hut tickets last minute.”