The Te Araroa route aims to be updated in September each year.
This page will list all current amendments to the published trail route.
We recommend checking this page regularly before and during your journey as route alterations may have arisen since planning your journey.
The Trail is poorly marked from 152km onwards where stock and tree damage has taken out a number of markers.
Take care between 152-153km where the appears to be a split in the track and the track to the right appears to be the more walked one - here take the left-hand option to stay on the route.
The marking will be attended to asap by DOC.
No alternative - just navigate carefully through this part of the Trail.
Please note the jetty at McLeod's Bay is semi-demolished and under repair.
The best place to arrange a ride across Whangarei Harbour is from Urquharts Bay (390km).
No alternative needed, however plan ahead and arrange getting across from Urquharts Bay (390km).
Use the contacts provided in the Trail Notes.
The Whanganui River Rd will be closed for repair work Mon-Sat until Christmas, only opening at certain times.
Monday-Saturday opening/closing times
OPEN - Sundays and Public Holidays
For walkers, they will attempt to let you through if possible/safe outside these times - there may be a short wait required.
Please be patient!
No alternative - just be prepared to wait a little while if necessary.
Following the earthquakes last week, SH63 will become part of the main thoroughfare between Picton and Christchurch.
This will affect walkers coming out of the Richmond Range and walking to St Arnaud.
No alternative required, however please take extreme care when walking - keep well off the road, wear a hi-viz pack cover and/or vest, and dont use headphones.