Some thoughts on the lessons I learned while thru-hiking New Zealand's long trail, Te Araroa.
A quick and dirty guide for those planning a thru-hike of Te Araroa.
One American Te Araroa hiker's rundown of New Zealand English.
One criticism of Te Araroa is that it misses the best parts of New Zealand. Here is a guide to seven unofficial alternates for thru-hikers looking to see everything.
Being a bit of an Excel nerd, I decided to dig back through my records to take a closer look at my Te Araroa thru-hike. A few things I learned: my pace was pretty consistent, a hut pass is great value, and there's no fast food on the South Island.
The day after finishing Te Araroa, I sat down to reflect about my gear. My goal was to share what worked, what didn’t, and how everything fit together. I hope this video helps anyone planning to walk Te Araroa.
A narrative guide explaining how I resupplied on Te Araroa.