The official guide to New Zealand's greatest walk by Geoff Chapple.
Te Araroa is a 3,000 km walking trail from Cape Reinga to Bluff - the world's newest long trail, and one of the world's longest.
Te Araroa walkers will discover the great diversity of New Zealand's wilderness: the coastline, the forest, the volcanoes, the mountain passes, the lakes and river valleys.
You'll encounter New Zealand's back-country people and places, and its front country, too. The trail crosses rural farmland and 60 rural towns and settlements, but also follows green pathwas through six cities.
You'll encounter New Zealand's history - the old Maori trails, the marae, the early European settlements, the nation's founding treaty grounds at Waitangi, the battlegrounds and the monuments of reconciliation.
Geoff Chapple, author and Te Araroa Trust CEO, writes knowledgeably and engagingly about the trail's cultural and physical landscapes. 3D maps by Geographx celebrate the extraordinary range of New Zealand's landscape.
A Walking Guide to New Zealand's Long Trail - Te Araroa is indispensable for those contemplating a through-hike - either in one go or over years - and also for those who simply want to walk any one of the trail's 113 stand-alone tracks.