Te Araroa Trail Gear List – Tinytramper

Te Araroa Trail Day 125 - St James's Walkway from Waiau hut

Te Araroa Trail Gear List

Below is my Te Araroa trail gear list, which I've combined a little with my South West Coast path gear list (slight differences between the two). It would be a useful guide for any summer multiday tramping/hiking. You may also want to check out my planning page for Te Araroa trail.


Maps and Rescue

  • Personal Locator beacon - Ocean Signal RescueMe PLB and registration for NZ 
  • Map phone app 1 - Guthook Te Araroa...
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Te Araroa Gear – Shoes

Which trainers for Te Aarroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail Shoes

It's decided! - I will be starting Te Araroa with my lightest Merrell trail runners (on the far right) and I will see how they survive 90 mile beach & the mud-fest of the Northland Forests.

If they are all good I'll get a 2nd and 3rd pair. If they fall apart after 14 days it'll be back-up plan b, c or d :-)


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Te Araroa Trail Countdown – Five Weeks To Go

Te Araroa Trail Countdown

Five weeks to kick off and prep still to do:

  • Study the route, sort resupply points, pack resupplies
  • Blitz, dehyrdate and pack 5 mths’ worth of veggies (yes really)
  • Decide which shoes to take! I’ve broken in 4 pairs – dilemma..!
  • Download music & audio books
  • Check out house-sitting opportunities for Xmas in Nelson