Te Araroa

Reaching Wellington – Remembering the North Island

It seemed surreal, standing on the north island's southernmost point at the end of the City to Sea Walkway. No more north island to walk on. We sat on top of the island's last hill for a while, looking over the ocean, over the Cook Strait, and over the rugged south island outlined in the… Continue reading Reaching Wellington – Remembering the North Island

Te Araroa

Traversing the Tararuas

The Tararua Ranges are the first real mountain section of the trail before starting the South Island. They are notorious for their rapidly detoriating weather, their steep ridges, and their high amount of altitude difference along the path. Almost bordered by the sea and overlooking the southern half of the North Island it is a beautiful… Continue reading Traversing the Tararuas