Te Araroa

Tramping 3000 kilometres down the length of New Zealand
Melbourne to the start of the Te Araroa

Melbourne to the start of the Te Araroa

We walked down Great Nanna's road to the bus stop in the rain. Rex forgot his hearing aids and dad had to sprint back to get them. We're only at the end of the road and they've already started eating the food we'd packed, they have no self-control! It was a bit tricky to fit...

Three Days to go!

Three Days to go!

That's right, we've only got three days until we get on a plane and fly away to the land of the long white cloud! I don't really feel excited or stress - I think I still don't truly believe it's happening. Like really, we're going to walk the length of a country? Come on, pull...

Ultra-Light, Ultra-Cheap Sleeping Bags

Ultra-Light, Ultra-Cheap Sleeping Bags

My dad was so tight that he didn't want to buy proper, small and lightweight sleeping bags. My dad, the great shopper that he is, found ones that were only 19AUD and figured that they were good enough! And plus, he knows that I can sew. waaaaaaay too big Great, now mum and I...

Te Araroa Preparation

Te Araroa Preparation

After getting to Great Nanna's house, one of the first things we did was go open all the mail that we'd been getting sent to her house. This is all the stuff that she'd been getting in the mail and sticking in the back-room for us. No wonder she was threatening to start...

We’ve Just Booked in Walking 3000 km across New Zealand

We’ve Just Booked in Walking 3000 km across New Zealand

In November I'm flying out of Australia and into Auckland with the rest of my family. We're going to New Zealand to hike (or to use the kiwi term, tramp) the Te Araroa. The Te Araroa is a long-distance trail, stretching 3,000 kilometres (1,900 miles) along the length of...