Welcome to Tinytramper! Check out my Te Araroa Trail blog and catch up on my other hiking and outdoor adventures in New Zealand.
‘Tramping’ is a Kiwi term meaning walking, hiking or backpacking in the New Zealand backcountry. It perfectly sums up the often challenging nature of our beloved activity. We have some rough and remote landscapes and very changeable weather down here in New Zealand! Trampers are people who love the outdoors and love hiking. We enjoy nothing more than to throw some gear in a pack and head out into the wilderness…
- Check out my Te Araroa Trail gear list – this will be useful if you are planning your own Te Araroa trail or long distance (summer) thru hike.
- Also see my complete Te Araroa Trail spreadsheet available on my planning page.
New Zealand Adventures
I try to get outdoors as much as possible. See and/or search my ‘Adventure’ pages and ‘Blog‘ posts for other hikes/tramps and outdoor adventures in New Zealand. From short walks to multi-day hiking on the North and South Islands. Subscribe to my blog posts to keep up to date with with my latest adventures.
I’m Jules – a British ex-pat, house sitter, sometime van-lifer and adventure loving tiny tramper. I do my very best to live a slightly unconventional lifestyle, filled with as much travel and outdoor adventure as possible.
In 2016 I became a Kiwi, and what better way to celebrate than by hiking Te Araroa trail the length of New Zealand. I love the outdoors, and have a lot of travel under my belt, but I had never done anything quite like a 3000km thru-hike!!
I blogged my experiences for my friends and family – which then became a useful resource for other Te Araroa walkers.
When I returned from Te Araroa trail I headed to the UK to visit my family and thru-hiked the 1000Km South West Coast Path. I spent the summer of 2018/19 living in my little van, hiking and enjoying our beautiful country, and settled in the Nelson/Tasman region – with three national parks on my doorstep!