Please see below a number of downloads available to aid your planning for a Te Araroa adventure.

These are offered free of charge by the Te Araroa Trust. The Trust survives on charitable donations so you may wish to support our ongoing ability to provide this assistance by Making A Donation.


Trail Notes (Southbound)

Trail Notes (Northbound)

Trail Maps

Auckland   Auckland
Waikato-King Country   Waikato-King Country
Whanganui   Whanganui
Manawatu   Manawatu
Wellington   Wellington
Nelson-Marlborough Nelson-Marlborough Nelson-Marlborough
Canterbury Canterbury Canterbury
Otago Otago Otago
Southland Southland Southland


Google Earth (.kmz) file

Available HERE


Te Araroa GPX files

We have produced three versions of the GPX files, outlined below. Click on the name to access these.
These files are readable by Garmin technology, to modify for other devices you may need a product such as GPSBabel, which can translate to different devices and split into smaller parts if the device cannot handle the full file.
This file has the Route shown as tracks, with no waypoints - the same as the KML. The route has been heavily generalised to keep the file size small.
This does not have a route line, only each km marked as a waypoint with elevation - more suitable for confident navigators that may need occasional reassurance they are heading the right way.
This contains routes that directly align to the way in which routes are listed on the Te Araroa website, with waypoints at each section end.


Te Araroa Maps for Devices

These will be suitable to save on a phone/device and can be used by an app such as PDF Maps.

North Island maps (146MB), click HERE

South Island maps (153MB), click HERE