Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Trail – is the 3000km walking track stretching from Cape Reinga in the North of New Zealand to Bluff in the South. The trail is not just a back-country track, it connects town and country and provides those who walk the track with a wide variety of New Zealand experiences.
Te Araroa runs through Koitiata and our village provides a welcome respite after the tramp from Whanganui.
The Koitiata camp ground provides great stop-over facilities for Te Araroa trail walkers and many have been recipients to other hospitality from the village’s residents.
The trail continues on down Turakina Beach until the turnoff inland and then continues to Bulls. Please check web site Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Trail for up to date trail information.
The welcome shown by residents towards those passing through extends all the way down the beach. From left: Dylan from Australia, Folkers from South Africa, Hannele from Finland, Anja from Switzerland, and Noam from Israel. They stopped in to inspect the Dune Ship and have a cuppa on their way down Turakina Beach, south of Koitiata on 30th December 2017.