Te Araroa

The Te Araroa in Oceania is estimated to be 1850 miles (2979 kilometers) long, and takes 124 days* to complete when hiking at an average of 15 miles (25 kilometers) per day.

This trail is also referred to as the TA.

It is a linear trail, which means that to do a thru hike, you will have to start and end your hike in different places.

The Te Araroa has 2 terminuses. Most thruhikers choose to start their hike at the Northern Terminus in Cape Regina, North Island, New Zealand and end their hike at the Stirling Point Trailhead in Bluff, South Island, New Zealand.

A good day of the year to start this hike from the Northern Terminus is November 15.

The Te Araroa Trust takes on the task of maintaining, improving, and advocating for the Te Araroa as its trail association.


NameTe Araroa
Other Name(s)TA
Length1850 miles (2979 kilometers)
Far Out GuideTe Araroa Map
Trail AssociationTe Araroa Trust
Terminus ANorthern Terminus, Cape Regina, North Island, New Zealand
Terminus BStirling Point Trailhead, Bluff, South Island, New Zealand

Te Araroa Thru Hike Budget Calculator

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1850 / 15 = 124 days to complete the hike
124 days * $35/day = $4340

Estimated Total Budget (USD): $6,340.00

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*This data is estimated and should not be relied upon without further research. It is meant as a starting point for hike planning, not as the only information used to plan your thru hike.