1. Plan Your Trip

Plan your trip | Tell someone | Be aware of weather | Know your limits | Take sufficient supplies | More safety info

Ensuring that you appropriately prepare for your long trip is essential for both your safety, and maximising your enjoyment.

  • Find out the best time to start your walk and other common questions
  • Get advice and learn from those who have already walked Te Araroa in their Trail Stories
  • Stay informed with maps, trail notes and the trail status of each section for both the North Island and South Island.

Helpful Links

NZ Mountain Safety Council – Helping you Plan your trip
Department of Conservation - Protecting NZ's natural environment
MetService - NZ weather forecasts, tides, rain radar & weather maps
SunSmart - Keeping safe in the harsh NZ sun
Leave No Trace - NZ's environmental care code
i-SITE - NZ's visitor information network
Beacons - Information about registering and using distress beacons in NZ.


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