Stories from Te Araroa.

Welcome to the Te Araroa section of the Atlas Guides blog! This collection of posts features stories from the New Zealand's premier long distance hiking trail!

Blog Archive: Te Araroa

Browse through our chronological Te Araroa post history or check out the most recent posts to see what’s happening on the trail right now!

Hiking in New Zealand: Te Araroa Trail Culture

Dahn Pratt shares practical advice on hiking and trail culture along Te Araroa. A 1,800 mile (3,000km) hike through both islands of New Zealand.

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A hiker on the Te Araroa.

My Trail Story by Adam & Leigh

Adam and Leigh share their story of thru-hiking the Te Araroa and then deciding to thru-hike Pacific Crest Trail the following year.

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A hiker standing on a mountain.

My Trail Story by Justin Helmkamp

Justin Helmkamp spent 40 days walking over 800 miles on Te Araroa in New Zealand.

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A beautiful view of a green mountain hill with hikers on the trail.

My Trail Story by Puff Puff

Alex Mason, a.k.a. Puff Puff, is a Brit who has made thru-hiking her lifestyle. She hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015 and hasn't stopped since.

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A man in red standing on a mountain above the clouds with his arms in the air.

My Trail Story by Sochi

Ethan Gehl, a.k.a. Sochi, has hiked 6,000+ miles all over the world and shares what he's learned from his time in the wilderness.

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A view of the Te Araroa trail.

My Trail Story by Dahn Pratt

Dahn Pratt shares the jitters he experienced beginning his thru-hike or thru-tramp across New Zealand on Te Araroa.

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