Te Araroa is not just for the grown-ups - you too can get out and walk some of Te Araroa.
Just remember to plan well, and take care when you're out there.
Check back here soon when we will have some cool activities, puzzles and challenges here for you.
Remember, when you have walked Te Araroa - go to our Certificate Generator and print out your own certificate - how many certificates can you get?
Looking for a unique present for your budding hiker?
Lillibutt’s Te Araroa Adventure
Written by Maris O'Rourke and illustrated by Claudia Pond Eyley (Duck Creek Press, 2014).
Suitable for 5-11 year olds, school projects and children having reading difficulties.
Geoff Chapple, the founder of Te Araroa/The Long Trail, launched the charming new children's picture book by Duck Creek Press - Lillibutt’s Te Araroa Adventure. In launching the book Geoff said he had always hoped Te Araroa would become an integral part of Kiwi culture and this book exemplified that dream was becoming a reality. He also said that as soon as you read this delightful story of struggle and perseverance you know the person who wrote it has actually done the walk.
The book is the second in the Lillibutt series following on from the highly successful Lillibutt's Big Adventure where Lillibutt walks the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage in Spain, just as the author did.
The books are available from booksellers throughout New Zealand. If they do not have a particular book in stock they should be able to order it for you. However, if you are unable to obtain a copy through a local bookseller please contact Maris O'Rourke
You can also order it online HERE