Please stick to the trail and avoid closed areas. This time, they chose to return to their beloved New Zealand where they’ve had many beautiful experiences in the past. It was a brutal way to complete a 3000km hike the length of … 5th April 2016 - Survey suggests New Zealanders prefer walking to rugby. Henderson reckoned his special background made him particularly adept at adventure running. OPINION: Few of us can contemplate challenges on a scale Lucy Clark does. The vast majority of New Zealand’s national Te Araroa trail is once again walkable as of today, providing a golden opportunity for Kiwis to explore their own country while trails are quieter than normal. Last year a record 1100 people walked the length of Te Araroa, and tens of thousands more walked individual sections during their weekends and holidays. 15th June 2017 - Record numbers take to New Zealand’s national walking trail. "Both things are about assessing risks and managing situations," he said. Donate now. After 50 days of running an average of 60km over 12 to 14 hours, Henderson said he's relieved to be finished. Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand. "They have a motorhome, so I didn't ask, it just happened," he joked. Support the trust today so that you can enjoy the trail tomorrow, either one day at a time, or all 3000km! We suggest a donation of : NZ$500pp for those walking the length of Te Araroa. Lucy Clark made her successful Te Araroa trail attempt in late 2019. 19 December 2018 19 Dec '18. 4. NZ$250 for those walking only one island, and Every dollar makes a difference. I hiked the Te Araroa NOBO in the season of ’15/’16 and in 2017 I also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Trail Registration. adventuremag December 21, 2018. "Dad was excited, he's in his element," Henderson said, adding that his mum wasn't quite so thrilled with his mission. Off The Record: Social Media Marketing & Digital Lifestyle Course; Become An Affiliate. Walk it all, walk it in your lifetime, walk New Zealand - walk Te Araroa! Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail - Trail Stories,In 1998, when the online journals were in their infancy, Geoff Chapple took one of the earliest digital cameras, a laptop, a mobile phone and posted stories of the first Te Araroa walk from the field. Trail Guide – Te Araroa Trail App I did not hike with any paper guides. Last summer Lucy Clark and George Henderson set the fastest known times for Te Araroa. 5th April 2016 - Survey suggests New Zealanders prefer walking to rugby. South Island Te Araroa Trail. News. Kick off the Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga, follow the path as it heads towards the West Coast, winding down steep cliffs and at times, over rocks until you reach the beautiful Te Werahi Beach, which you should cross at low tide for safety reasons. Henderson isn't planning another adventure like this any time soon, but said the memories of his Te Araroa run will last a lifetime. "Sometimes the highlight was just finishing the day and seeing the motorhome," he said. Henderson completed the entire trail in 49 days 14 hours and 27 minutes and Clark in 66 days 7 hours and 8 minutes. Australian woman beats running record, with house under bushfire threat, Wellington runner breaks Te Araroa Trail record in 50 days. Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand. Register for Te Araroa. It is becoming increasingly popular. Affiliate Login; Affiliate Home Page. At an average of 25 kms a day, the trail takes 120 days to walk – four months. 59 likes. Also when I first heard about the idea of Te Araroa in late 1990’s I vowed that I would start that the day I retired. It is 100 metres from its local beach. Young walkers on track for Te Araroa record. End to End New Zealand: Following the Te Araroa Trail on a 3,000 km Journey from Cape Reinga to Bluff By Paul Garland, Campfire Creations, 2012. The Te Araroa Trail was officially opened in 2011, and in trail terms it's still considered new and some sections are still under development. Bali; General; Te Araroa Trail ; China; Laos; Cambodia; Blog. Available through www.campfirecreations.co.nz. Te Araroa Trail / Valentin Bories. Facebook is showing information to help you better understand the purpose of a Page. Six pairs of shoes, 615 hours of running, and 50 days later, George Henderson has broken the Te Araroa Trail record. This site gets a lit of traffic for other people planning to walk Te Araroa and it’s great to see my words being read. Every dollar makes a difference. «Te Araroa» signifie «le long sentier» en maori, et ce trail porte bien son nom puisqu’il s’étire à travers tout le pays sur plus de 3000 km, reliant la pointe nord à la pointe sud, Bluff. Te Araroa Section Walking ‘a Great Choice For Kiwis’ At Alert Level 2. Walking the length of NZ is a lifetime achievement. When it comes to the Appalachian Trail, Bakwin believes that Sabbe’s record, while the most impressive yet, can be beat—but he says it will take an extraordinary effort. Breaking it down by island, my hike looked like this: It was roughly a 60/40 split between the north and south islands. Huts and the Te Araroa Trail. Weatherall said awareness of the trail was continuing to rise – highlighted by its selection for a New Zealand Post stamp series in September – and walker numbers were likely to grow again this year. Te Araroa is a town in the Gisborne Region of the North Island of New Zealand. In the end, they made the journey together with mum and dad acting as Henderson's support crew. I may have been a little ambitious when I decided to hike Te Araroa, the world’s newest long distance hiking trail running from one end of New Zealand to the other. It also helped keep his spirits up, he said. Give to support the trail. Bittersweet departures. As the popularity of the Te Araroa Trail continues to grow, the challenge of managing ‘New Zealand’s trail’ is becoming increasingly complex. 15th June 2017 - Record numbers take to New Zealand’s national walking trail. Home/News/ Young walkers on track for Te Araroa record. Adventure runner George Henderson went through six pairs of shoes while breaking the Te Araroa Trail record. On these two long distance trails I tried out a lot of different gear and also learned a lot. Te Araroa Stage 1: Cape Reinga to Ahipara. But I have decided that I can’t wait until the official retirement age of 65 to do this. Photo courtesy of The North Face. Despite long days, little sleep and unexpected problems, Henderson's dad, Kevin, said it was amazing watching his son stick to the plan, day after day. Luckily for us, Clark and Henderson have documented their adventures. The Continental Divide Trail would be next on the list if the route was officially complete, but he says he’s also eyeing New Zealand’s 1,850-mile Te Araroa Trail. Henderson completed his run in 49 days, 14 hours and 26 minutes. The 1,864-mile trek spans the length of New Zealand's two main islands, starting at the northernmost tip … The Rapsey family on the beach near Te Arai Point, on the Mangawhai to Pakiri Beach section of Te Araroa Trail. A few weeks after finishing her record-breaking run of the Te Araroa (TA) in January, Lucy Clark could barely run 5km without her legs screaming to stop – not because she was injured, but because her body had nothing more to give after her record 66-day sprint along the 3,000km trail. Record-breaking kids walking Te Aroroa. Te Araroa Trail . George Henderson runs Te Araroa Trail in 50days. New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail is the world’s newest long-distance thru-hike. The trail travels from Cape Reinga on the North Island to Bluff on the South Island, passing through 9 distinct regions on its way. Te Araroa means “The Long Path” and so it is. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. Even fewer of us tackle them. About 14% of the trail is road walking with around 40% going over private land, which requires negotiations for through-access with landowners, councils and local indigenous Maori tribes. She was in reasonable health for most of her illness and we travelled when her treatment allowed. Photo credit: Margaret Hedderman. "It's kind of weird doing nothing but it's a buzz knowing what I've accomplished," he said. Formally Opened in 2011 the Te Araroa Trail - translated as The Long Pathway - is a series of existing trails, that form one route from the top of New Zealand’s North Island to the bottom of the South Island. If you climb a little higher and the weather is suitable there is an option to take the ridge-line for around 7 kilometers before rejoining the primary trail lower down. Jez Bragg Finishes New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail In New Record Time Under Human Power. Initially set up to capture my journey along Te Araroa, I have used it to capture a trip to Mt Cook and I’m keen to continue using it to record my next adventure – the Paciffic Crest Trail next year. I relied completely on my phone for navigation. Te Araroa is a 3000km hike thru the entire country. Being a bit of an Excel nerd and enjoying a good number crunch, I decided to dig back through my records and create some pivot tables. Last summer Lucy Clark and George Henderson set the fastest known times for Te Araroa. … While the Route is evolving, it currently stands 2996 kilometers which includes 120 kilometers of the Whanganui River. Support the trust today so that you can enjoy the trail tomorrow, either one day at a time, or all 3000km! Her only regret was that she didn’t have the time to see more of this wonderful country which is now our home. NICKI LETTS joined Lucy for part of her astounding feat. Navigation is–hands down–the trickiest part of the trail. We recommend checking this page regularly before and during your journey as route alterations may have arisen since planning your journey. 31st July 2017 - More New Zealanders walking Te Araroa trail. The trail is best tackled north to south, beginning from the top of the North Island at Cape Reinga in late spring. National Parks . Personal Blog. Le record actuel est de 101 jours. An added advantage was getting to feed on his mum's cooking every night - which meant Henderson only lost 3kg. Te Araroa Trail . We want you to have a safe hike so it's important for you to understand this app is not a safety tool. The Wellington-based runner managed to beat the previous record by around three and a half days, but he's just happy he finished before he ran out of leave, he said. Rebecca Goddard, Hannah Morley and Rosie Goble talk about their experience on Te Araroa trail. Te Araroa Trail walkers contribute too. There is an amazing network of backcountry huts throughout the country in which there are books which are used to record the movement of Te Araroa backpackers (known as ‘trampers’ in New Zealand), whether simply passing through or stopping the night – a safety measure really but it was also fun to see who was ahead of you and it was a good way to pass messages along the trail! The trail is 3054km long and Karel will, as usual, go for an average of about 2 marathons a day. Te Araroa is New Zealand’s premier long-distance hiking trail, stretching 3000 km (1860 mi) across the country’s two main islands. About 1000 people are expected to make the trek from Cape Reinga to Bluff over the next four months. Te Araroa Trail walker Sarah May Little. Check out a 6.5 minute You Tube slide show of 76 of the 80 huts along the Te Araroa Trail. Users will be able to view official trail notes, maps, elevation, user comments, campsites, huts, and offline topo maps without cell phone coverage. Access to Ohau Village and Lake Middleton Campsite remains Closed. And if she manages it, Clark will be the fastest woman to run the Te Araroa Trail, defeating the previous record of 77 days. Henderson senior was responsible for planning the practical details of the journey. Created with sketchtool. Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:27 pm | Te Araroa- The Long Pathway. Te Araroa Trust relies on donations and grants to care for the trail and share it with so many people. What's in my pack . And if she manages it, Clark will be the fastest woman to run the Te Araroa Trail, defeating the previous record of 77 days. Canterbury tramper Paul Garland, author of Fast and Light (see recipes in the Notice Board this Bulletin) records his experience walking the Te Araroa Trail in this tidy, readable book. Included in these numbers are seven total zero days (three on the North Island, three on the South Island, and one in between for the ferry). The 3,000 km long distance trail, officially opened in 2011, is on the international trekking radar as a premier destination. Record numbers of people took to the Te Araroa Trail over the summer season, with some sections of the national trail recording more than double the number of walkers anticipated. Record season expected on Te Araroa Trail. The Wellington-based runner managed to … He's pleased to have raised $16,450 for the organisation so far, almost doubling his initial goal. The Te Araroa Trust offers a free app complete with GPS maps and all of the trail notes. Tramping the full length of the trail generally takes three to six months. Two Dunedin children who are nearing the halfway point of the Te Araroa Trail are on track to become the youngest ever to walk the length of the country. At the time, the mind-boggling project of piecing a continuous trail running the full length of both islands of New Zealand was still in work-in-progress, under the watchful eye of the curator, Geoff Chapple. "My mum was worried about the mental and the physical toll," he said. Their respective achievements make for inspiring reads. We walked the 3000km Te Araroa Trail last season and we stoped along the way to record these live ukulele sessions in some beautiful spots we found along the … In Nov 2019, I ran the Te Araroa Trail, from Cape Reinga to Bluff in New Zealand. George Driver 20 September 2018 20 Sep '18. December 18, 2018 Business, Latest Headlines, PressRelease. Northlanders who open their properties to walkers on the Te Araroa Trail are expecting a busy summer season, despite no new tourism from overseas. "It's given me a new sense of what's possible," he said. Read about my South Island experience, including the Richmond Ranges, Nelson Lakes and those finish line feels! Share with friends. It’s the highest point on Te Araroa at just under 2000 meters. But some people prefer to run. "I'm drawn to the challenge and adventure of testing myself," he said. 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The record was broken in 2020 when George Henderson completed Te Araroa in forty-nine days. When I started in New Zealand I was completely over-packed! Te Araroa is a 3000 km long route that runs the length of both islands of New Zealand.This is a new route that was opened on December 3, 2011. Record numbers of people took to the Te Araroa Trail over summer, with some sections of the national trail recording more than double the number of walkers anticipated. The trail notes, maps, and a GPS and/or mapping app on your smartphone will help you from poking out your eyes when the trail plays hide and seek. Every dollar makes a difference. Henderson completed the entire trail in 49 days 14 hours and 27 minutes and Clark in 66 days 7 … just a quick video I made today highlighting the South Island of New Zealand. Like the Appalachian Trail in the U.S., the Camino de Santiago in Spain, or the Great Himalayan Trail in Nepal, New Zealand's Te Araroa is more than just a hike. “I’m just really, really tired,” Lucy said. While there were days with beautiful sights - like the view from Stag Saddle - and great people, there were also obstacles like a crook knee that needed physiotherapy, a detour that added an extra 20km to the journey, and the overgrown tracks of Southland that slowed Henderson down. The North Island route is just over 1,600 km long, and the South Island just under 1,400 km. Written by: McKenzie Barney. We used a Garmin Fenix watch as our GPS. 18th April 2014 - More than a million visitors participate in walking and hiking in New Zealand in five years. Two Dunedin children who are nearing the halfway point of New Zealand’s national Te Araroa Trail are on track to become the youngest ever to walk the length of the country. Northlanders who open their properties to walkers on the Te Araroa Trail are expecting a busy summer season, despite no new tourism from overseas. Music: Alan Watts- The Real You The Hives - … It is unfortunate however that the author fails to show respect to her readers through unbelievably sloppy writing/editing - if it has been edited at all. Hire or connect your GPS Satellite tracker with TrackMe NZ and keep your family in touch when you are walking the trail. Share with friends. In the New Zealand summer of 2021 (European winter), Karel and his friends will go for another long-distance speed record. My dream of running the Te Araroa ‘trail’ was born from the moment I stumbled across the website around four years ago. Te Araroa Trail . Te Araroa - The Trail App provides useful information to guide thru hikers along the Te Araroa trail. 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