The Trail


From its rocky southern coast to the Takitimu mountains,
this region has it all.

The spectacular Mavora lakes, the eerie Takitimu Forest and the windswept coast. Te Araroa’s southern routes are full of diversity and beauty.

From the open tops high above the Telford Burn Te Araroa through-trampers get their first glimpse towards the south coast. They still have 60 km to go as the crow flies though. And there is further ground to walk once they finally meet the ocean at Colac Bay.

Te Araroa continues along the coast to Riverton, then to Invercargill. And finally to its southern terminus at Stirling Point, Bluff. Over 3000km from where it started at Cape Reinga in the north.