The trails use captivating audio guides, interactive maps and soldier’s personal stories to bring historic events to life.
The Trails is a WW100 legacy project. The word Ngā Tapuwae translates to ‘the footsteps’. There are two trails that people can explore, Ngā Tapuwae Gallipoli was launched in March 2015 and Ngā Tapuwae Western Front was released in November 2015.
The trails are designed for both the traveller who would like to navigate the trails on the ground, and also as an informative guide for those who would like to explore from home.
Using narrative, the trails lead you through New Zealand’s First World War story. For those on the ground, the trails are a self-guided tour that provides information for you to visit key sites that are significant to New Zealand. Walking and driving directions are provided and points in the landscape will orientate you through these historical places.
Helpful planning information, travel tips and driving directions will give those travelling an enriched experience.There are three ways that you can take the trails – download the smartphone or tablet app, explore the trails on your computer, or print off the paper guides.
Visitors to WWI Remembered: A Light and Sound Show 2016 at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, 21–25 April will also be able to use an iPad to explore historic First World War sites with the Ngā Tapuwae Western Front app.