We’re going to walk the entire length of New Zealand.
Why? Adventure. Discovery. Exploration. Celebration. The challenge. Not one of us has done anything like this before; we don’t consider ourselves the ‘outdoors’ types, but when we leave our lives completely behind for 5 months to live on the road, everything is going to change.
Who are we? Just four good friends: Marta, Arthur, Anton and Emma. Each one of us has our own ideas about what this walk might mean to us but there is no knowing what it will really bring. We will be forced to learn from many mistakes along the way and overcome tough obstacles but we are excited for the journey.
The Te Araroa trail stretches 3000 kilometers across New Zealand starting at the northernmost tip of the North Island and finishing in the Southern Lands of Bluff. During its descent down the islands, the trail passes through all of the geographically unique landscapes that makes New Zealand so diverse. From the sands of Ninety Mile beach, the archetypal farm lands of the central North, the meandering Whanganui River, the Southern Alps and the High Country, the list includes deserts and snow, mountainous forest and grassy plains, and we will see it all.
And you’ll see it too. I’ll be documenting our odyssey every step of the way, and creating a film to share with you. However, even I don’t know what it will truly be about until after journey’s end… but you can help me get there. If you would like to know more or follow our progress, keep clicking.