On 17 December 2013, Tara paddled north across Cook Strait and began a clockwise solo circumnavigation of the North Island. She had to deal with ‘house sized’ breakers off the Manukau and Kaipara harbour mouths, but rounded Cape Reinga on 4 February 2014. Tara became the first woman to complete a North Island circuit when she paddled into Makara on 6 April 2014.