The descent on the marked track is fairly steep and through the forest to historic Martins Hut, built 1905 and the last (or first if northbound!) Certainly as a tramper coming from the States I notice this lack. Go left into Skyline Rd along ridges west, then north, before the road descends to Kerikeri Inlet Rd (that’s after it branches into Bedford and Te Wairoa Rd – take the left, Te Wairoa Rd, down to Kerikeri Inlet Rd). The official TA guide says the charge is $20pp, but I think that is for a group and that the minimum charge may be $100. There are various accommodation options along the way, including campgrounds at Ranana and Pipiriki and the convent at Jerusalem. It is in fact cheaper than hiring canoes and going downstream, though rather less respectful of the peace and quiet of the river. However, the national park must be one of the highlights of the North Island section so these are not preferred options. The trail goes to a subdivision driveway and from a few metres along it takes off over pasture to Bream Tail Rd. Note, though, that a little further up the road is a monument that claims to be sited approximately where the treaty was signed (not actually in the Treaty Grounds!). The Whanganui River Road is a winding, sometimes narrow road that follows the river and poses some risk of being hit by a car. SH10 to Puketī Hut: 21 km, 5 hrs Avoiding the Whanganui River altogether by walking up through the Ruahines, Kawekas and Kaimanawas could be an alternative. Go round Marsden Point to the wharf area. The route should also not be attempted after heavy rain. You need to be at Pipiriki by 10am for the jetboat. An alternative to fording the Horahora River is to follow the old TA route on the Mackerel Forest Track (4 km, 1.5 hrs on the track and a total of 18.5 km diverting around the Horahora River). The dunes are a wildlife sanctuary. There are great views from here along the coast. That honour goes to the Hikura / de Surville Cliffs, about 30 km to the east. Te Araroa joins the Harper Pass Track proper here. Avoid entering here. Walk 5km south-west down Omahuta Rd to the junction with SH1. Day 2 – Hukatere Lodge/Utea Park to Maunganui Bluff campsite (30 km), Day 3 – Maunganui Bluff campsite to Twilight Beach campsite (28km), Day 4 – Twilight Beach campsite to Cape Reinga (12km), It is preferable to avoid high tide as the water can come all the way up to the dunes in parts and make for either wet feet or a need to walk in soft sand or the hilly dunes. Pass the small settlement of Mokau after 4km, and keep left on Russell Rd at the Oakura turn-off another 1.5 km further on. The track goes up a ridge to the peak of Umaumakaroro (447m), then goes more or less west, first to Kumetewhiwhia (638m) and then to Raetea (744m). The next bit is unclear in the official TA notes, perhaps due to changes in the trail since 2018-19, but I will give the route here as marked on the current map. Below are my speculative thoughts. The route from Haruru Falls Rd to Kerikeri Inlet Rd is all forestry road, and offers both shade and shelter from wind. Sheryl Wikaire information on Waikare amenities – also has tent sites (koha/donation) available for walkers at 228D Waikare Valley Rd, on the trail after the Russell Forest. If taking the Fusilier Rd option you can continue along a route that is marked by a buried gas line but note that there are very few points of exit to the beach and there is no hope of scrambling through the thick vegetation behind the beach except on a formed track. Whakapapa to Mangatepopo Hut (20 bunks): 9 km, 2 hrs 45. Go to the end of this road to a playground and onto another track that takes you to Reotahi Beach Rd. This takes you down to a junction with Warner Rd and leads you along the Takahue Saddle Rd, which follows the Takahue River and leads you to the tiny settlement of Takahue. Then find some clay steps up to the gravel Kauri Mountain Rd. Header photo: Ngunguru, 2010 (cropped) by Phillip Capper, Wellington, NZ, Wikimedia, Mangawhai–Bream Tail Walkway: 7 km, 3.5 hrs (map 20), Cullen–Brynderwyn Walkway, 14 km, 5-6 hrs (map 20), DragonSpell Retreat – Cullen Rd, Waipū (look out for the signs at very end of Cullen Rd, 7.5km up from Cove Rd, about the intersection of grid lines 1737 and 6008, but you are asked to call ahead first). Continue following the orange markers through pleasant tōtara groves for 3 km to SH10 where there is a picnic area and stile. Helena Ridge Track: 9 km, 4 hrs (map 15) Note that there can be forestry operations on Cullen Rd, on weekdays and sometimes Saturday. Walk along Waiotoi Rd for about 2.8 km. The paddle from Waikare to Paihia takes 3-4hr depending on weather conditions, tide and fitness levels, and should only be done by persons with some experience and navigation ability. Sam’s Bush Retreat – Waipoka Rd, off Ngunguru Rd, Kiripaka. There is limited beach access along the McAuslin Rd/Whananaki Walkway (only at Sheltered Bay). Check the NIWA site for tides, using Ahipara Beach as your location. 09 401 9184. You could walk the 3 km east to Matapōuri . Turn right into Pā Rd. At the settlement turn right into Nova Scotia Drive and then right again into Uretiti Rd and one final right turn into Tip Rd to take you to the beach. Mangamuka Bridge Dairy – SH 1 Mangamuka Bridge, takeaways available. Surprisingly, for an estate that was gifted to the nation, the entire grounds are fenced off and you can only enter through the visitor centre for $50 or about half that price if you are a NZ resident. There is a white marker with an orange triangle showing the shallowest point more or less opposite where you begin. (This is what the  Mangakaretu–Kerikeri detour in the Trail Alerts page as of Oct 2020 is all about, although there is no point to it when the detour IS the current route. From there it is only about 3 km to the turn-off at left from SH4 onto the Whanganui River Road and a welcome reduction in traffic combined with a not-so-welcome 30 mins steep hill climb. The TA notes say he drops off SoBos at the Ruakākā jetty. From about here to the other side of the Raetea Forest there is little reliable water, so top up if you haven’t already. At the end of town turn left into Waiotoi Rd. Mention you are walking Te Araroa for a 25% discount. Continue along the beach to climb up some steps and over a boardwalk to Tiriparepa / Scott Point. If you do go over in a boat, make sure you are wearing a lifejacket (and for any other boat rides on the trail – too many people drown every year in NZ in boating accidents). For more comments on gear see my Te Araroa Gear page. There is a whole host of accommodation in National Park village and not much else besides the petrol station/4 Square store. It isn’t always fun. I would be interested in hearing what NoBos have done in practice about this section. 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. The following plan from Ahipara to Cape Reinga is suggested on the official TA site (here reversed of course): Day 1 – Ahipara to Hukatere Lodge/Utea Park (31 km) or just to Waipapakauri Holiday Park (14 km) and make a fifth day of it by walking the 17 km to Hukatere the next day. There is a footwear cleaning station a short way in. Note that there are some beehives en route, and poison and trapping for possums, rats and mustelids occurs within this forest. Come ashore at a council reserve where you can see down the river and out to sea. Te Araroa is NZ's walk of a lifetime. LXM Artist Studio 1807 Russell Rd, Helena Bay. It has the advantage that you end up actually walking the length of the North Island if you are a hard-core through-hiker, rather than floating down a river for a section, which seems to me a bit of a cheat anyway. This goes a long way west. The last few had to leave in 1942 when the government refused to maintain the storm damaged road. Te Araroa (pronounced tee-are-a-rho-a –and don’t worry, it took us months to get the pronunciation correct) is a continuous trail that traverses more than 3,000 kilometers (nearly 2,000 miles) through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Te Araroa is a continuous route, but the caveat is that just like with American Photo Credit: Fern Toe (Erin Gabrielson) trails, it will take the next 20 years to get the “trail” off roads, private property, etc. Water, toilets, showers (cold), camping, caravan, cabin. Last updated 25 October 2020Header photo: Duane Wilkins, Creative Commons, Following the outline of possible alternatives is a, Road walk Whanganui to Pipiriki and jetboat to Mangapurua, The simplest option that still allows you to stick to the trail is to walk or cycle 78k on the road from Whanganui (aka Wanganui) to Pipiriki. You will pass the remains of a powerhouse built as part of a hydro-electric scheme that operated from 1930 to 1967, and past the 27m high Rainbow Falls that tumble over basalt lava fields which flowed into the river valley during long past volcanic eruptions. Walk 13 km along the Pataua North Rd. There’s an electrified gate which is easy to go through by using the plastic insulated handle. $ 26.00. Last March I’d run into two solo TA NOBO s, Janine and Adam, on my way south to the Lewis Pass and discussed their thoughts out on the track, they were very happy out there. Typically the Southbound walkers would begin their tramp from late September-December, and the Northbound walkers would begin November-January. It is a bit spooky on this and you wouldn’t want to be on it near dusk, especially when you get to a section of about 50 or so of stuffed toys nailed to or placed in the trees along the path (a warning? Walk 1 km west from the end of the Morepork-Onekainga Track on Kaiikanui Rd to the start of the Helena Ridge Track. Mon–Fri 7am–6pm; Sat 8.30am–5pm; Sun 9am–3pm (these hours may shorten in winter and it may be closed Saturdays). Note: If the sea conditions are good, an alternative is to sea kayak from Ngunguru to Pataua North with. Paihia is a bit like a very small version of Queenstown or Wanaka and consists mainly of places to stay and eat, but despite all the accommodations it can get booked right out in summer. This is on the riverside of the fence all the way down to Wash Creek, some 16km distant. Check the, Now that you are here I may as well break the news to you that Cape Reinga is actually 3 km short of the northernmost point in New Zealand. Note that permission to use this has been specially granted to TA walkers, so please respect the privilege. Along the 36.5 km route to Whakahoro are various basic camp sites. There isn’t much to Ahipara. It comes out at Clements Rd and you end up at Matapōuri, a very nice place by various accounts (especially Whale Bay). Blair Jones – water taxi across the Whangārei Harbour from the Ruakākā jetty to Reotahi. Fee is a koha/donation. There is a small plaque on a circle of boulders and a cairn now becoming enveloped by bushes made from local volcanic rock by Kerikeri sculptor Chris Booth. It is an astonishing route of 3,000 km across the country stretching from Cape Reinga to Bluff. There is no known cure and it is spreading like wildfire, killing an iconic species of native New Zealand tree, possibly sending it to extinction. The track can be boggy when wet. Best to sleep on the wooden shelter floor (it would sleep about 5 or 6 people). Go downstream a little where it is much shallower. Atene (Athens) is just a few houses and a Māori marae (which you can visit). Landmarks you’ll pass are Waipapakauri (14 km), where there is a holiday park, Hukatere (31 km from Ahipara), which also has a camping ground and lodge, The Bluff on Wakatehaua Island (61 km), again with a camping ground, and Te Paki Stream (aka Kauaeparaoa Stream and 81 km from Ahipara). The route up the Mangapukahukahu Stream is through a gorge and is subject to flash floods after heavy rain. Be sure to camp on the grassed area of the campsite and in the pine forest. Typically the Southbound walkers would begin their tramp from late September-December, and the Northbound walkers would begin November-January. But the South Island high country and/or the Tararua Ranges are susceptible to harsh weather. Pass the small settlement of Mokau after 4km, and keep left on Russell Rd at the Oakura turn-off another 1.5 km further on. 2 Line (now Portal St) turns right near its end, turn left into Maxwell Ave, then right into Blyth St. At the bottom of the elevator cross the Whanganui City Bridge into Victoria St, the main street in the town. There is water a little further on at the Blue Duck Falls, which are well worth a look. For forest hygiene and visitor safety reasons it is requested that Puketī and Omahuta Forests camping is restricted to the sites recommended by DoC – those being Apple Dam and Puketī Forest HQ (eastern edge of Puketī Forest). Keep left when it then joins the Walnut Track, and 300m further on stay right when the Takapau Track meets it. (‘Ngunguru’ may look unpronounceable at first, but break it into Māori syllables – ngu (rhymes with new, but with the ‘n’ combined with a ‘g’, as in sing), followed by another ngu, then -ru (as in roo): ngu-ngu-ru.) The track mostly follows the fence line at the edge of the forest before turning south-west into the forest for Hansens Hill and turning sharply again there into the previous north-west direction. Check the NZ Topo map for options. It is preferable to avoid high tide as the water can come all the way up to the dunes in parts and make for either wet feet or a need to walk in soft sand or the hilly dunes. The route also lets you take the historic Durie Hill Elevator at the end (bring a $2 coin). You need to cross the harbour entrance to Reotahi Bay. It is marked on the 2019-20 map as a dotted line, and on the NZ Topo map as noted. There is a short diversion to the soda springs here. These are generally easy to get across or under, but take care to avoid getting a shock. The track goes up and around a pine-covered hill and then steeply down to follow the Tākehe River, crossing it at a shallower ford between deeper pools to take you onto the true left bank. Dogs will bark but won’t hurt you. The holiday parks and hostels offer discounts and people on the street ask if you’re nearly there (southbound) or just started (northbound). If you do stay on this (and it may provide welcome respite from the wind and sun on the beach), you can take a turn-off left just after the Koitiata Stream (not the turn before) and follow a track through the pines and macrocarpas that more or less runs parallel to the gas line but eventually affords access to the beach. Te Araroa Holiday Park, Te Araroa: See 87 traveller reviews, 40 candid photos, and great deals for Te Araroa Holiday Park, ranked #1 of 3 Speciality lodging in Te Araroa and rated 3 of 5 at Tripadvisor. Watch out for vehicles and mountain bikers. There is no public transport to or from Cape Reinga, however the following operators can assist. I did find it a bit of a stretch to get to Mosley’s before nightfall. Turn right and the track climbs through mānuka scrub and farmland to the beech forest’s edge. At the high points of 297 and 276m there are great views in every direction. Having two of you makes this easier to achieve. Turn right into Cullen Rd, a 4WD track that eventually becomes a sealed road and walk 7.5 km on it to where it meets Cove Rd at Waipū Cove (the settlement, not the actual cove on the coast). Water route: Kayak down the inlet with Bay Beach Hire, phone 0800 611 440 or 021 189 4204. The track begins over a stile on the right as an easy gravel farm track and alternates between pasture, farm track and native bush. Go west along this and turn right into Te Puke Rd. After 4.5 km turn right into Mangakaretu Rd. A track leads up on the other side. The Herekino Forest is closed indefinitely due to kauri die-back disease. You don’t have to book to stay, but you can book it nevertheless ($10) and it is commonly used by people setting off early in the day canoeing, so it may pay to do so. You could road walk or hitch hike out to Taihape or nearby on the Napier–Taihape road, and then walk north on State Highway 1 (probably not much fun) to Waiouru and then to Ohakune, or continue along the Desert Road from Waiouru. Load this file into Google Earth online or desktop to help you plan your journey. Also, you need to know that there are no amenities at the cape, just a car park and toilets. Department of Conservation (DoC) – Bay of Islands area office, 34 Landing Rd, Kerikeri, across the reserve where the Kerikeri Walkway starts, 09 407 0300, bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz. The route up until 2019-20 was to keep right and a few hundred metres further on the trail go off at right up a ridge (not the one that follows a stream). The drive exits at a point where Harambee Rd and Te Whara Way meet. Taking a ride here wouldn’t prevent you from later saying you walked the length of the North Island because Tūrangi is further north than Whakapapa. 09 408 8851,  bullandchicken@xtra.co.nz (Alan and Hayley Tubbs). May 27, 2020 - What to take on the Te Araroa Trail and how to save weight. Alternatively, if you want to avoid the Ngunguru River crossing as well, you can turn left after Mackerel Forest and then right to take the road around to Ngunguru settlement, probably adding about 10km to the route down to Nikau Bay. Camp office on-site. Some hikers have reported ‘drive-offs’ – people driving away with your gear in the car. You could call the Bridge To Nowhere Lodge for advice on this idea. Sometimes if the tide is high you’re best to wait for it to drop a little. The latter do a mail run up the River Road, so it you need transport it may be worth contacting them. From the carpark on the beach at Mangawhai Heads (end of Wintle St) get onto DoC’s Mangawhai Walkway along the cliffs. Koitiata to Whanganui City Bridge: 7 hrs, 29.5 km (maps 62, 61), After going up the hill on SH3 after Whangaehu settlement (and passing a pleasant picnic spot half-way up the hill) turn right on Warrengate Rd to No. It is easy walking and is popular with cyclists. 06 342 8178, kohu.cottage@xtra.co.nz. The Te Araroa Trail is usually walked during the warmer months of September-April as the New Zealand Winters, particularly in the South Island, can be harsh and unforgiving. There is an alternative to the Helena Ridge Track that takes you to the, Russell Forest Track: 18 km, 8 hrs (maps 15, 14). Mangatepopo Hut to Tongariro Holiday Park (Tongariro Crossing): 27 km, 7.5 hrs (maps 51, 50), The route begins with a gradual incline to the base of the Devil’s Staircase. And the list goes on for shuttles around the Tongariro National Park: Tūrangi Alpine Shuttles, National Park Shuttles, Summit Shuttles, Matai Shuttles, etc, 20. But the South Island high country and/or the Tararua Ranges are susceptible to harsh weather. Tom was inside chatting with another northbound hiker. 09 432 0410. Maybe you could sleep on the table in an emergency. If the tide is high on the above-mentioned shore you can detour beforehand by taking the road going west from Whananaki South. 09 408 1275. The ship is mostly (or entirely?) Marsden Point is the site of NZ’s only oil refinery. Then you go over a hill and down a bush line to a marshy area and up a spur onto pasture land. So you can turn a disadvantage into an advantage. Day 2 – Hukatere Lodge/Utea Park to Maunganui Bluff campsite (30 km) Near the end is a stream/occasional estuary that changes shape a lot – check it before attempting to cross. Bream Head (Te Whara) Track: 7 km, 5–6 hrs (map 18) I’m not sure why the trail has changed, but there is little distance difference. Campsites $15pp/night. Stay on SH1 going west and north-west. 07 377 0435,  info@tongariroexpeditions.com. Sometimes if the tide is high you’re best to wait for it to drop a little. There is a basic camp ground in Te One St at the small holiday settlement of Koitiata. Stay on Webb Rd heading north into Te Mimiha Bay and turn right into Russell Rd. You are requested not to camp in the Aupōuri Forest of pines that runs alongside Ninety Mile beach. It is best to travel along here at lowish tide to make the rock scrambling and stream crossing easier and safer. but I swear I got to Mosley’s in 6.5 hrs and it was 2.5 hrs then to Whakahoro the next day). Care should be taken not to disturb farm stock and to leave gates as you found them. Cross over and down and up a kauri bush gully on a well-benched zig-zaging track. So it could be an idea to get a group together. The track along the river is rough and very slippery after rain, but well marked, and you could instead wade along the river between shoals, but parts are deep. Waikare Connection, Waikare to Ōpua Wharf: 13 km by water or 21.5 km road (maps 14, 13), Road route: Walk north (right) on Waikare Rd for 7 km from where it joins Waikare Valley Rd, then turn left into the Russell-Whakapapa Rd for 10 km, and left again into Aucks Rd for 4.5 km to reach Okiato (total 21.5 km). A trip along the entire trail usually takes four to six months. The track begins at the end of Ngāuruhoe Terrace, above the Chateau Tongariro grounds, at Whakapapa. The track on the first km north of the trig is also less clear and gets worked over by wild pigs, so pay attention and use GPS guidance on whatever mapping you are using. Note that the TA maps have km by road from Pipiriki marked in red in addition to the main sequence of km from Cape Reinga on the river. The small settlements going upriver are, with distances from the centre of Whanganui, Parikino, Atene (36 km), Koroniti (46.4 km) Matawihi (c.53 km), Ranana (58.8 km), Jerusalem (66 km), Pipiriki (78 km). At the moment Te Araroa can only supply northbound trail notes for the South Island. Walk along Waiotoi Rd for about 2.8 km. At the junction of Oio with Upper Retaruke Rd there is a war memorial with a water tap on the fence behind it. So I decided I would bypass the … Having a favourable weather forecast is essential. The first shuttle buses drop people off at about 6.30am at the Mangatepopo carpark, and they will be passing the hut within 20 to 30 minutes, so you need to start from the hut before 7am if you want the track to yourself. Phone or txt James Johnston at the camp 24 hrs prior to your boat ride on 021 0242 1632. These sites have been identified for camping as they are away from kauri, therefore reducing the risk of spreading kauri die-back disease, and will be poison exclusion zones for possum control operations. Go left into Skyline Rd along ridges west, then north, before the road descends to Kerikeri Inlet Rd (that’s after it branches into Bedford and Te Wairoa Rd – take the left, Te Wairoa Rd, down to Kerikeri Inlet Rd). Te Araroa Trail GPS data Google Earth file. My typical Te Araroa diet 60g porridge 5g milk powder 5g instant coffee 125g mixed fruit and nuts (25g of which goes in the porridge for a sugar hit to help me get on my way) 80g OSM bar 25g bagel chips / pretzels* 150g wraps (2) 70g cheese 30g peanut butter 40g liquorice-chocolate / sweets* 25g cereal bar (ideally highish protein one) The route begins with a gradual incline to the base of the Devil’s Staircase. Stick to the route down here. It climbs the Mangatepopo Valley to the saddle between Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngāuruhoe, through South Crater before climbing again to Red Crater, the highest point on the crossing at … If you turn right and go a short way to Whananaki North Rd you will pass public toilets, and off the road going north is the Whananaki Holiday Camp and a store. Multiple return times from the northern end of the track (6 kms from the Holiday. 17. If you want to depart from the TA trail and do some hikes you could consider the two round-the-mountain routes (one around Mt Ngāuruhoe – the Tongariro Northern Circuit (3 days) – the other around Mt Ruapehu (5 days) or the Tama Lakes (5-6 hrs return). Te Araroa (pronounced tee-are-a-rho-a –and don’t worry, it took us months to get the pronunciation correct) is a continuous trail that traverses more than 3,000 kilometers (nearly 2,000 miles) through the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Then you could take the jetboat to the Mangapurua landing (Bridge to Nowhere). Once there head inland on Bay View Rd and then turn right into Whangārei Heads Rd. You begin on SH4, which is a fairly busy road, though begins with parkland on the river side of the road. To detour to the Apple Dam campsite 1 km from the junction take the next left, down Kauri Sanctuary Rd for 500 m. A grassy 4WD track runs downhill on the left to a modest but pretty campsite with water tank/stream/dam and a long-drop toilet. And then walk along a ridge to another campsite (Pandora Camp) in Piwhane / Spirits Bay. You could perhaps hop over the fence in a secluded spot if you just want to visit the grounds and skip the buildings. Maybe the board hire truck can hold your pack for you. And then there are toilets by the road at Jerusalem. If the Whangaehu River was fordable then you could continue along the beach but I think it is unlikely to be so. But the cliffs are not so easy to get to. 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