Te Araroa is a continuous, 3,000 km walking track between the northern Cape Reinga, to the southern Buff, spanning the entire country of New Zealand! While walking its entirety may take upwards of 120 days, travelers may elect to journey through sections lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.
Te Araroa connects settlements, townships, and cities. It encourages social and economic transactions en route, while allowing travelers to experience first hand the natural beauties of New Zealand without being distracted by the frenzies and gadgetries of the modern age. Te Araroa’s boundaries are the natural boundaries of New Zealand itself. It starts and is brought to a natural halt against the sea. En route it explores New Zealand’s tombolos, its volcanoes, its range and mountain uplift, its rivers, lakes and valleys. Successful long trails overseas generally have a geographic and geological unity. Te Araroa’s variety is underpinned by the mightiest geology of all – tectonic plate subduction. When walking New Zealand, you are walking also the Pacific Plate boundary or – at least sometimes – along the Rim of Fire... (read more @ TeAraroa.org)
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