What is The Te Araroa?
What is the Te Araroa? That is the fundamental question when it comes to following this site. It’s a name is splashed all over the place. You best find out. And being the nice chap I am, I will tell you. Right now in fact.
The Te Araroa Track is a long-distance tramping track that runs from Cape Reinga in the far-North of New Zealand’s North Island to Bluff, a tiny little town right down South of the South Island. The track covers around 3000km and people complete it either in small sections or, if they’re like me, complete it in one go over 5-6 months.
Rather than regurgitate the history of the track, I suggest you go to this link over on the Te Araroa Trust website to find out more. It’s a really interesting story and may even inspire you to build your own track, or at least walk one.
The reason I am walking it. Madness? No no. I’m sane. Go here if you’d like to find out more. I’ve written a hefty spiel on my (ir)rationale.