Te Araroa Route Overview

The Te Araroa in New Zealand is over 3’000 kilometres long. That means not only a lot of walking but also a lot of information. For example: there are 141 pages of Trail Maps and 204 pages of Trail Notes. Overwhelming!

To have a better overview of the whole route, we created a Te Araroa Route Overview.

For the classification of the segments we oriented ourselves by “Food Resupply” places and existing route segments on the Trail Notes. “Food Resupply” places means, that we supply our food for the next few days there. Our focus laid on the bigger (and cheaper) supermarkets. With this classification we’ll be able to resupply every five to six days.

The yellow marked “Food Drops” are places, where we’re going to send food parcels. We do food drops mainly on the South Island of New Zealand because we’ll be hiking in very remote areas, where a normal resupply would involve hitchhiking for dozens of kilometres to the next town. We’ve planned to send three to five parcels on the South Island.

All blue marked comment fields are “Water Crossings“, where we rely on transportation by a regularly ferry or private boat.

We’ve listed only YHAs (Youth Hostel Association) in the section Accommodation because we are members and are accredited as YHA Carbon Traveller (discount for hikers and bikers, more info). When and Where we’re going to enjoy a shower or/and a bed, we’ll ultimately decide on the trail.

Te Araroa Route Overview

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