Te Araroa (Maori for the long pathway) is a 3000km trail that has been forged along the length of the country – from the northern point of Cape Reinga to the southern tip of Bluff.
The trail is predominantly walked from north to south so the Southern Cross is always a guiding glow and will light your way through a country of abundant natural diversity. This trail gives you the opportunity to experience New Zealand in entirety. It travels not only through the back-country where you’ll stroll through wide open fields, forests that feasibly featured in Lord of the Rings, dramatic volcanoes and high mountain passes but also goes through the front-country where you’ll see some amazing city beaches and walk amongst the locals. This dual aspect of Te Araroa is what sets it apart from other long distance trails around the world. [Read more…]