About Te Araroa Trail

Why Te Araroa Trail?

Te Araroa Trail - New Zealand's 'long pathway' is a trail running 3,000kms from Cape Reinga at the top of NZ's North Island to Bluff at the bottom of the South island. It takes in beaches, forests, mountains, rivers, volcanoes, private land, villages, cities & everything else in between.

The idea of a long NZ trail was put forward in the in the 1970's but it wasn't until the mid 1990's that things really took off when journalist Geoff Chapple founded Te...

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Te Araroa Trail – The Countdown Begins

Te Araroa Trail From Roses Saddle

Te Araroa Trail: As soon as I heard about it, I knew I had to walk it!

New Zealand’s ‘long pathway’ is a 3,000km trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Starting 14th October, I’ll be walking the trail solo, taking approx 5 months and carrying everything on my back. I’m also fundraising for a very worthy cause – the Ngaruawahia Community House, who offer welfare and social services to my local community.

Any donation you can make is greatly appreciated. Click here to link to my Givealittle page.