Cape Reinga, North Island, New Zealand, Te Araroa
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Trek the north island, south island, and all in between on the Te Araroa.

The Te Araroa is New Zealand’s premier long-distance hiking trail, stretching 3000 km (1860 mi) across the country’s two main islands. The trail travels from Cape Reinga on the North Island to Bluff on the South Island, passing through 9 distinct regions on its way. The trail offers spectacular views of all of the amazing landscapes that New Zealand has to offer, from bustling cities to towering volcanoes. The Te Araroa is truly an experience of all aspects of New Zealand - historic, cultural, and natural. From ocean beaches to deep forests, the trail is perfect for thru-hiking, backpacking, section-hiking, and day-hiking.

3000 km (1860 mi)       NZ$59.99 full guide       4 sections (NZ$18.99 each)
3000 km (1860 mi)
NZ$59.99 full guide
4 sections (NZ$18.99 each)
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Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Built for Community

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Offline Maps

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Detailed Waypoints

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Tailored to You

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

Works Offline, No Data Required

Once you’ve completed the initial setup of the app, all of our trail guides work offline. They use your device’s internal GPS to display your current location and guide you along the route. Offline use includes access to the key features of the guide, including the map, elevation profile, waypoint list, and more.

Our variety of offline map sets, optionally downloaded as part of the initial setup and accessible offline afterwards, can give you extra quality information such as topographic lines with elevation values and satellite imagery.

Trusted Trail Data

All of the data for our routes is collected by trusted individuals and partners, and is kept meticulously up to date. The track of each trail includes side trails and alternate routes, along with key waypoints. Our apps also offer comprehensive town guides, helping you resupply and access other services quickly.

Waypoints are plotted on a map and elevation profile, and each includes its own detail page with photos and descriptions. Water waypoints offer the most up-to-date water information, gathered from trusted sources and checked by other users.

Built for Community, Tailored to You

Stay informed about trail conditions ahead by reading other hikers’ waypoint comments, and let other hikers know about your experience by leaving your own comments. Keep your friends and family up to date by sharing your current location from a Google Maps link sent via email or text message.

Plan your day by letting the app calculate the distance to the next campsite, water source, or other waypoint. Not every hike is the same, and we know that. Create your own custom routes using our route builder tool.

How can I buy it?

On iOS devices, this hiking guide is available as an in-app purchase via our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store.

On Android devices, this hiking guide is available for purchase through the Google Play Store.

Download in the App StoreGet it on Google Play

The Te Araroa Thru-Hiker Special includes purchase of the entire Te Araroa at a 23% savings over purchasing the sections separately.

$39.99

This full-featured demo of the app includes a 60 km segment of the Te Araroa on the North Island in the Auckland area.

FREE DEMO

Te Araroa North Island part 1: northern 801 km portion of the Te Araroa on the North Island from Cape Reinga to Hamilton.

$12.99

Te Araroa North Island part 2: southern 932 km portion of the Te Araroa on the North Island from Hamilton to Wellington.

$12.99

Te Araroa South Island part 1: northern 690 km portion of the Te Araroa on the South Island from Ship Cove to Tekapo Village/Lake Tekapo.

$12.99

Te Araroa South Island part 2: southern 618 km portion of the Te Araroa on the South Island, from Tekapo Village/Lake Tekapo to Bluff.

$12.99