16. Taking my dog, bike, horse
The best time to walk Te Araroa | Choosing a direction | How long it takes | Fitness and experience | Permits and fees | Accommodation | Clothing and equipment | Cost | Visas | Safety precautions | Fishing | Resupplying and food parcels | Getting to and from Cape Reinga | Getting to and from Bluff | Stewart Island Rakiura | Taking my dog, bike, horse | NavigatingIn general, Te Araroa is for walking.
We have only negotiated walking access to private land, through farms and over conservation areas.
Dogs are strictly prohibited. The only parts of Te Araroa suitable for dogs are urban walks, road walking and some beaches.
Te Araroa is not suitable for cycling. Most tracks are only constructed to walking standards. There are only a few sections where te Araroa intersects with cycleways.
- NZ Cycle Trail has information on cycling around NZ
- Cycle Journeys NZ offers an option for Te Araroa walkers to cycle from Tekapo and Lake Ohau or Twizel