New Section to Te Araroa Walkway

12 December 2011

Te Araroa - the long pathway - runs from Cape Reinga to Bluff and is the brainchild of writer Geoff Chapple. At 3,000km, it's one of the longest walking trails in the world.

Governor-General Sir Jerry Matepare (right) unveils the Island Bay section of Te Araroa

Governor-General Sir Jerry Matepare (right) unveils the Island Bay section of Te Araroa

Te Araroa - the long pathway - runs from Cape Reinga to Bluff and is the brainchild of writer Geoff Chapple. At 3,000km, it's one of the longest walking trails in the world.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who attended the opening, says the walkway is a fantastic addition to Wellington's walking routes.

"We know that Wellingtonians love to walk, and to walk at least some of this journey means being able to savour the views and take in the significance of the land. You just can't do that in a car."

The Wellington section includes the existing City to Sea walkway. For more information, see:

City to Sea - Te Araroa website