Te Araroa Trail: Up­dates for notes and maps on Te Araroa Trail

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Trail Note and map up­dates for Te Araroa - New Zealand’s Trail are now avail­able on the web­site. The sig­nif­i­cant changes from last year’s (v34) maps are:

* Due to log­ging, a route change in the Wai­tangi For­est be­tween Kerik­eri and Wai­tangi .

* This year’s map has the route cor­rected in the Hunua Ranges - pre­vi­ous ver­sions are in­cor­rect

* The Link Path­way (be­tween Anakiwa and Have­lock, up­per South Is­land) will be com­plete and in use by the time most walk­ers reach that area - the new route is shown in the new maps.

* The route has changed be­tween Lake Tekapo and Lake Pukaki - it now fol­lows the Tekapo Canal (though this can be closed at any time for work re­quire­ments or in high winds - there is a road al­ter­na­tive shown in the Trail Notes)

Walk­ers are re­minded to al­ways keep a close eye on the Trail Sta­tus page.

Any­thing that arises re­sult­ing in route clo­sures, di­ver­sions etc will be noted as they hap­pen on that page.

A new route will open in He­lena Bay (North­land) in the next few weeks - a new map and Trail Note de­scrip­tion will be posted on the web­site, and noted on the Trail Sta­tus page.

Te Araroa Trust re­quests that when walk­ing on road edges or in com­mer­cial forests, please wear some form of hi-viz cloth­ing (pack cover and/or vest) and don’t wear head­phones.

Te Araroa Trust is a char­i­ta­ble trust that re­lies on do­na­tions and phi­lan­thropy to give walk­ers this amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. The Trail Notes and Maps cost the Trust a sig­nif­i­cant amount to up­date an­nu­ally and are sup­plied to walk­ers at no charge. Walk­ers are asked to make a dona­tion to Te Araroa Trust to sup­port the on­go­ing work.

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