Te Araroa

Hike the north – Meet the people

  All along the way, people have been telling us that we should skip the north and head straight for the South Island. Apparently there is a lot of TA hikers doing this as well. Because the north is "boring". Because it's not as wild and off the grid as the south. Because you have… Continue reading Hike the north – Meet the people

Te Araroa

The jungle to Kerikeri and Paihia

Between the west and the east coasts of Northland lies a belt of subtropical forests. Te Araroa runs over the Ocean to Ocean Trail to get from one coastline to the other. A heavy storm damaged this stretch about 3 months ago, turning these beautiful forest walks into challenging mud-and-dense-bush crossings. And we are not… Continue reading The jungle to Kerikeri and Paihia