Along its meandering route, the TA crosses through native bush forests, rural farmland, stunning alpine vistas, and even Auckland’s city center. 2. General Store with average resupply but also sells fish and chips etc. A nice campground in town too. A small petrol station with snacks and a tavern across the road with meals. Otautau was one of those one-main-street kind of small towns. I purchased extra food here and posted it to the South Island towns of St Arnaud, Arthur Pass and Havelock. There might be less traffic along Highway 7 in the future. https://www.nzpost.co.nz/personal/receiving-mail/poste-restante, https://www.boyle.org.nz/tramping-services, A Complete Guide to Hiking the Te Araroa Trail. Apparently there’s also a Countdown, but I didn’t have time to look. Having a rest day in National Park. Worried that I wouldn’t make it back before dark, I rushed in and out of the New World (decent sized) before heading back to the trailhead. Auckland Airport (KM 625.9) | There are all sorts of restaurants and takeaways between Warkworth and Auckland. I bought all my food for the river in Taumarunui, left it at the Taumarunui Holiday Park, and Blazing Paddles picked it up and brought it to the boat launch for me. The package pickup was only open for a couple hours a day, so I was lucky to go while it was open. The bar next door does great meals and beer. There are many Dairies, which are small family owned convenience stores that sell limited supplies and many have take away food such as burgers or fish and chips. I found prices to be reasonable, and this probably would have been one of my favorite resupplies if the store wasn’t so crowded. Frankton (KM 2667ish) | Frankton is a suburb of Queenstown (it’s where the airport is). There are many resources available to help make your Te Araroa journey run smoothly, but they don't quite tell the whole story. Regardless, Whanganui was a large full-service town. Small General Store with snacks, drinks and not much to resupply. The grill inside and takeaway next door were both excellent. Several resupply options like Fresh Choice and Four Square but best to resupply at Frankston. Unfortunately, I arrived on Christmas Eve so the restaurant was closed. There are no services at Waikare Landing. Send a package to Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre or hitch hike into the town of Hamner Springs. Both would have had adequate supermarkets. Just a little bit of rain in the headwaters make this crossing dangerous and impassable. Resupply Options between Arthur Pass and Lake Tekapo – It is 216km between Arthur Pass and Lake Tekapo. This worked well as there’s nothing whatsoever at Cape Reinga. It is an important Te Araroa resupply option for those not wanting to carry every bit of clothing or equipment they have with them. Large New World Supermarket for full resupply. Where To Get Premium Mooncakes For Mid-Autumn Festival 2020, Liam Hemsworth and his new girlfriend Gabriella Brooks kiss while surfing, BREAKING NEWS: Coronavirus and Temporary Visa holders. Overall, Te Araroa (TA) has a plethora of resupply options. Even more convenient, I called up Don’s Backpacker Hostel to stay for the night, and they picked me up and dropped me off right in front of the New World. Many hikers camp at this hiker friendly campground. It is a large warehouse style grocery store and cheapest choice for hungry hikers. Let me know in the comments below. Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand and a great place for a couple of days rest. Preparing Your Food. Hanmer Springs was a decent-sized town with plenty of restaurants and takeaways but only one supermarket: a Four Square. I bought all my food for the river in Taumarunui, left it at the Taumarunui Holiday Park, and Blazing Paddles picked it up and brought it to the boat launch for me. Even more convenient, I called up Don’s Backpacker Hostel to stay for the night, and they picked me up and dropped me off right in front of the New World. The system is called Poste Restante, in other countries it is called General Delivery. They also have an attached cafe/take away food. Having just completed the TA, I thought I would document how I resupplied for the benefit of future hikers. I sent a package to Blue Moon Backpackers with my food resupply for the Richmond Ranges but it is not necessary. Te Araroa Hiker App New in 2016 was the Te Araroa Hiker App, which was hugely popular. Contact Sarah at Birchwood Station for details and mailing address. Te Araroa has 9,688 members. Welcome to the blog of my adventure as I walk the length of the South Island; if nothing breaks, Bluff to Ship Cove. Instead of resupplying in the city, I decided to do a bit of a food tour as I walked, which seemed a lot more appetizing than cold soaked ramen noodles. No take away meals. Other things to Consider: Start to think about what date you will be in Wellington. It was a long ~60km hitch and took a couple hours. Large Countdown Supermarket for full resupply and take away food options. Resupply food & gas. Zero days (rest) NOTES. I shopped at the PAC’nSAVE because I didn’t know the Countdown existed, but both are full supermarkets with good selection. I did a lot of reading, research, preparation and planning for my Te Araroa trail hike 2017/18 season. Pac n Save Supermarket is the cheapest option and right on the trail. Cape Reinga is beautiful, but there’s no food. You will LOVE Kungsleden! Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre – Right on the trail at the junction of Highway 7. Many restaurants, cafes and take away food options. Bounce Box […] Using this guide t- his guide contains useful information to assist trampers getting on and off Te Araroa in the South Island. Another option is an easy hitch to the town of Nightcaps which has a Four Square for resupply. It is easy hiking to Wellington 91km away. Bulls (KM 1432.7) and Fielding (KM 1453.5) | The hike from Whanganui to Palmerston North was probably my least favorite section of the trail, but at least I didn’t have to carry much food. I figured if I needed to change anything, it would probably be in the first couple hundred kilometers and this was the first major PO along the trail. Having a rest day in National Park. Your NamePoste Restante536 Anglesea StreetHamilton 3204New Zealand. There are many restaurants, cafes and take away food options. This was much more adequate and actually convenient because the post office is right inside. Plan on taking extra food and keep an eye on the notoriously bad weather in this section. Great place for a lunch break or dinner. A compulsory stop for all TA hikers. Four Square for a full resupply also a choice of restaurants, bars, cafes and take aways. While not cheap, they’re more affordable than Cliff Bars. Te Araroa is NZ's walk of a lifetime. From here till Auckland Airport 91km away there are so many places to buy food that it is not really necessary to carry much food. There’s a large New World located in town, just a couple blocks off the lake front. They should. Many restaurants, cafes and take away food options. If I hiked the trail again I would not send a package here. The first is small, expensive, and listed on Guthooks. 2305km Rangitata River – This is another very wide, very silty dangerous river. It had good selection and prices. I chose to carry 7 days food (I’m a strong hiker) to complete this section of trail but most hikers break up the hike by stopping to resupply in Methven. Many restaurants, take aways and cafes. Some of these have a great selection of food at reasonable prices and others (such as National Park) are incredibly expensive. It’s the best maintained track we had been on since the Queen Charlotte track. This ended up being a great move as it got me out of the city and the Countdown was right along the trail. Te Araroa (Part 11) : The Final Push to Wellington, day 67-73. This is the world's newest, must-do, multi day, long distance walk. Large Supermarkets but a bit far from the trail. DAYS. Your NamePoste Restante24 Wellesley Street WestAuckland Central 1010New Zealand. Large Countdown Supermarket for a full resupply. Anyway, knowing there was a Countdown near the airport, I waited to shop until I got there. 2657km Frankston. Regardless, Whanganui was a large full-service town. Your NamePoste Restante115 Victoria AvenueWhanganui 4500New Zealand. So we had a cushy ride in a 4×4 around the lake that got us away from most of the tourists in Queenstown. Four Square grocery store and many fast food, cafes and restaurants. I figured if I needed to change anything, it would probably be in the first couple hundred kilometers and this was the first major PO along the trail. It’s half the fun of the journey for me. New World Supermarket with full resupply, also many restaurants, cafes and take aways. Here's the resupply plan for the Te Araroa for southbound and northbound. Havelock (KM 1787.1) | A tiny, one-main-street kind of town with some charm. | The distance between Taumarunui and Whanganui wasn’t as long as it seems because of the river portion. | I know I said I wouldn’t list dairies, but I’m going to break my rule. Has a choice of 2 large grocery stores, New World and Countdown. There are a couple others like SuperValue and Fresh Choice, but these four are the most common. It had good selection and prices. My modus operandi is to plan the fun out of everything, something I’m keen not to do for Te Araroa. 1. This would have been a great place to resupply, but I was basically living dairy to dairy and had hardly touched my food bag, so I decided to wait to get food in Waipu. | Again, I strolled in mid-morning with an empty pack and went straight to the bakery for breakfast. When I started in New Zealand I was completely over-packed! The rewards of thru-hiking are many, but the trail presents equal … Check before you arrive as reports indicate camping is no longer free. There is a Four Square and Fresh Choice Grocery Store but most people resupply in Wellington which is cheaper and has better options. There was a large mall just a bit further along where I stopped for lunch. Large Countdown Supermarket with full resupply options. The guide includes everything from small take away food stores and large supermarkets to places that sell hiking gear and gas canister. A decent sized town with multiple pubs and restaurants, there were two good-sized supermarkets: a New World and a SuperValue. Contact Wayne at Alps2Ocean who also makes a short stop for a burger and snacks before dropping hikers back to the trailhead. I had also sent my bounce box here in case I wanted to switch out any gear. I hiked the Te Araroa NOBO in the season of ’15/’16 and in 2017 I also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Contact Wayne at Alps to Ocean to organise a shuttle when in Arthur Pass. | The Four Square is maybe 50m off the trail. Free camping out the back of the bar which serves great burgers, pizza and cold beer. I recently passed through Havelock near Pelorous Sound on my way to a tramping trip in Kahurangi National Park. The second is larger and where the locals shop. There is a huge amount of information available on the trail, provided by the Te Araroa Trust including plenty of Te Araroa maps, trail notes and up to date information on any hazards, diversions and trail conditions. Porirua (KM 1656.0) | A large town with all the fast food chains, I passed within view of the PAC’nSAVE and stopped in at the Countdown about a block off trail to grab a couple more snacks. … You can easily resupply in both. It also details which Post Offices will receive Bounce Boxes with their address and open times. Looking at the single shelf of expensively priced car camping food, I thought to myself, “this is going to be interesting.” I made it work, but it helped that I only needed ~2 days of food to get to the next resupply. The cheapest Te Araroa resupply option is Pac n Save. It has a kitchen, hot showers and accepts resupply packages. You might have better luck the farther out of town you go. Your NamePoste Restante47 Miriama StreetTaumarunui 3920New Zealand. Warkworth (KM 501.8) | The Dome Cafe sits right along the trail where it crosses the road. Happy hikers after surviving the Deception River. Mangawhai (KM 453.2) | Again, I strolled in mid-morning with an empty pack and went straight to the bakery for breakfast. I plan on staying in Hostels about once a week. Large Countdown Supermarket and choice of restaurants, cafes and take aways etc. The only places on the South Island that you should send packages are St Arnaud and Arthur Pass. Not enough to resupply but enough for lunch or a snack. Te Araroa passes it on the way out of Wanaka. Many grocery stores, restaurants, cafes and take away food options just off the trail on the main road. Te Anau resting. A decent sized town with multiple pubs and restaurants, there were two good-sized supermarkets: a New World and a SuperValue. Call them before sending the package so they can tell you how to send it. | Methven is actually quite far off the trail. The Plan! I think there was a SuperValue as well, but the New World was large and reasonably priced, so I shopped there. Many cafes, restaurants, take away food options. It was a long ~60km hitch and took a couple hours. The road is fast, but it’s a straight shot into town so I didn’t have too much trouble getting a ride. There was all sorts of activity and a number of eateries to pick from. Many choices of cafes, restaurants, and take aways. | The town square of Twizel is half a kilometer west of the trail, but it’s well worth the walk. An alternative would have been to hitch all the way to Greymouth or Christchurch, but that seemed like a lot of time and energy for two days of food. This mountain range has notoriously bad weather and it is possible to be stuck in a hut for several days waiting for the weather to pass. 1. | A large town with all the fast food chains, I passed within view of the PAC’nSAVE and stopped in at the Countdown about a block off trail to grab a couple more snacks. Rough plan is to begin with the Timber Trail and resupply at Taumarunui. Hitch to Otautau for a resupply at the Supervalue and take away food across the street. 1. I elected to hitch along Highway 7 to Hanmer Springs. Lake Tekapo (KM 2389.0) | Lake Tekapo is sort of a psychological milestone, as it marks the end of the “where will my next resupply come” uncertainty that is the first half of the south island. Required fields are marked *. In larger cities there are more than one post office but only one of them will accept packages. The dangerous, silty and very wide crossings of Rakaia River is rarely possible to be crossed by hikers and with just a very small amount of rain in the headwaters it can be life threatening. To wake up in the morning and make a decision that day about how far I’ll walk, or not to hike that day, or to camp somewhere unexpected if the mood takes me. General Store/petrol station is very expensive but it is possible to resupply there if desperate or if you have lots of money. Dome Cafe on trail and is a welcome site for hungry hikers, also has electrical outlets to recharge phones. A great place to stop for a burger, milkshake, coffee and it is possible to do a small but expensive resupply here if you are not fussy. Resupply at Four Square is reasonable. I resupplied from the Countdown before heading out. It can be very dangerous to cross but there is a bridge downstream that hikers can use to cross. Te Araroa Walking the South Island. For me, that was exactly its allure. Overview. Good luck in … From here onward, supermarkets are more frequent and located closer to the trail. I have not included dairies in this plan because there are too many of them to count and they don’t make for a good resupply. Countdown is a large, conventional supermarket—my preferred option. Having thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail, I figured Te Araroa would be no problem. Across the road at the Alpine Lodge Backpackers there is a restaurant with great Pizza and beer. You could resupply here if you don’t want to hitch, but you’ll have to be flexible and pay a markup. About 1km before the well known Stillwater Holiday Park is the Stillwater Marina Club which is super friendly and reasonably priced place for dinner and a beer with the locals. We offer fully-catered and self-catered accommodation. Tax ID#: 33-0051202 I did have to stop in town to pick up my bounce box, which was a bit difficult because there are multiple post offices in the city. Wanaka (KM 2584.6) | Wanaka is a fairly large tourist town. Two towns very close to each other. This stretch took longer than expected, so I would have gone very hungry until Kerikeri if it wasn’t for this surprise. | I bought my first resupply in Auckland then bussed up to the start of the trail. Resupplying can be one of the most daunting logistical aspects of a thru-hike. I arrived by lunch to find a working grill and enough snacks to get me to Kerikeri. Lake Tekapo is a little tourist town located right on the lake, complete with one Four Square. Bluff to Invercargill. Te Anau is “the gateway to the Fiordlands” and has plenty of restaurants and takeaways. This worked well as there’s nothing whatsoever at Cape Reinga. | Levin was a bit out of the way so a lot of people skip it, but I decided to make a quick trip in. DAYS. Cafes and camping options in both towns. A small resupply or lunch stop can be bought at one of the many stores at Mangere Bridge (597km). The Lodge offers walkers on Te Araroa National Walkway somewhere to rest and rejuvenate – a little bit of luxury! If you are starting the trail northbound this is a full service town with everything you need to resupply for the start of the trail. | I opted to hitch to Kaitaia, where there was a PAK’nSAVE. Great resource! Home Treks Travels Thoughts > About Te Araroa Alternatives Routes “Often what may appear as a detour in life is actually the most direct and empowering path to your destination.” -James Arthur Ray. Hamner Springs – It is a long 55km hitch into Hamner Springs. Check out the full list of locations I resupplied at on Te Araroa North here. A small marina with a Fish and Chips Take away and a very small general store. This is a complete resupply guide for hiking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. There might be less traffic along Highway 7 in the future. All food can be purchased easily along the trail. https://www.thesanctuary.co.nz/ . Many outdoor stores for gas canisters. This stretch took longer than expected, so I would have gone very hungry until Kerikeri if it wasn’t for this surprise. If you are like me – fussy about food and a contact lens user – you better settle on sending some boxes. They are usually very expensive but make a welcome change from rice, pasta or couscous. Kia ora koutou, I have recently finalized my walking schedule and resupply plan. Te Araroa (TA), or “The Long Pathway,” is a hiking trail across the North and South Islands of New Zealand. | You’ll notice I didn’t list Wellington, because while I did spend a day there, I didn’t resupply. 2235km Rakaia River / Lake Coleridge / Methven – No resupply option. Once in Picton, I found a tiny, expensive Four Square that I feared was my only option until I discovered the Fresh Choice farther up the street. Gas canisters at the Mitre 10 Hardware Store. Te Araroa is the ultimate 5-month New Zealand experience, but also offers section tramps lasting anything from a few days to a week or more, and many attractive day or overnight walks. Plan is for next year. In heavy rain this section can be impassable. There’s also a fine line between planning excessively and choosing to wing it. I’m very experienced at river crossings and would not attempt this crossing. It’s a fast highway with a small shoulder, but the hitch was only 8-10km. For the tough upcoming stretch through the Northland Forests, I wanted a proper supermarket and full selection. Hitching out proved to be more difficult. [Update 10/2018: The Travers Sabine Lodge is no longer accepting packages for hikers]. The next most expensive are the Four Square, Fresh Choice and Supervalue. Te Araroa (Part 9) : The Whanganui River Journey, day 54-57. This ended up being a great move as it got me out of the city and the Countdown was right along the trail. So plan your food wisely. It will cost $10 to pick it up from them. The Plan! There’s a large New World located in town, just a couple blocks off the lake front. Halfway through the Northland Forests, this place was a godsend. There was also a smaller Four Square but I didn’t go there. Best to buy enough food to get to Puhoi 76km away. Small General Store with snacks and drinks etc. Also, you could get snacks or a meal (but not resupply) in Owhango, National Park, and Papriki along the way. Riverton (KM 2932.3) and Invercargill (KM 2964.0) | I skipped both these popular resupply options because my friends concocted a crazy plan to hike the last 70km in a single day. Important Note: Prepare to pack and carry extra food for crossing the Tararua Mountains. Not all Post Offices in New Zealand accept deliveries through Poste Restante. This is a complete resupply guide for hiking the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand. All of our past trips have been short enough that we could prepare everything in advance - from food to sunscreen to batteries - and just mail packages to stops along our route so we could pick them up on the way. Apr 28, 2020 - A complete guide to resupply in trail towns on the Te Araroa Trail in 2020-2021. Wellington is a full Te Araroa Trail resupply town with Pac n Save, Countdown, New World and many Outdoor Stores for hiking gear and gas canisters. Looking at the single shelf of expensively priced car camping food, I thought to myself, “this is going to be interesting.” I made it work, but it helped that I only needed ~2 days of food to get to the next resupply. Resupply can be done at Kaitaia which has a Pac n Save or in Auckland. | I waited for a couple hours along this rural highway until someone finally stopped to pick me up. I grabbed some snacks from the Countdown on my way out of town. The main street of Havelock in Marlborough Province... Havelock is half way … Credit to PMags for the original Quick and Dirty Guides. Others hike several kilometers out of town to a freedom campsite at Lake Pukeki which has toilets and great views of the highest mountain in New Zealand in good weather. It was also the much better place to resupply (the Four Square in Queenstown is small and quite expensive). Good resupply at Four Square. Frankston is just outside of Queenstown and is a much better, much cheaper Te Araroa resupply option than anything in Queenstown. Pacific Crest Trail Association 1331 Garden Highway, Suite 230 Sacramento, CA 95833; 916-285-1846 main 916-285-1865 fax; PCTA is a 501(c)(3). I will visit any town within a couple kilometers of a trail. I understood why upon arrival. Nero in Kaitaia. Even if it is full they always find a place for TA hikers. Buy enough food for the 85km Queen Charlotte Track between Picton and Havelock. The Four Square was the only grocery as far as I could tell (it’s a two-block town), so I bought a couple more days of food and repackaged it while doing some people watching. how to plan a hike on te araroa From January to March 2017 I walked the South Island part of Te Araroa, New Zealand’s walking trail from Ship Cove to Bluff. Have you noticed anything that needs to be updated or changed? A Trail Angle is a term used to describe anyone helping out a hiker. Waikanae (KM 1610.6) | Once past the Tararuas, I hardly carried any food the rest of the way to Wellington. Arthur’s Pass (KM 2173) | A tiny tourist stop for campervans heading east or west, this is probably the second most popular place people send food boxes (besides St Arnaud). Includes information on bounce boxes and resupply box. I ended up going with Blazing Paddles, which seemed to be the most popular choice and caters to the large-group-of-thru-hikers niche in the canoe rental market. What’s Te Araroa? It also details which Post Offices will receive Bounce Boxes with their address and open times. | The trail exited the forest at a place called Boyle Village, which really wasn’t much more than an outdoor center. There was also a smaller Four Square but I didn’t go there. Hitching out proved to be more difficult. One nice thing about Methven is that you can pay to take the local school bus to the trailhead on the other side of the Rakaia River in the morning–ask the i-Site for details. In the North Island the typical stretch in between resupply towns would be 3-5 days. The Richmond Ranges took me only 5 days but most fit hikers that already hiked the North Island will take 6-7 days. If the weather is forecast to be bad in the Tararuas, which is very often, consider waiting for better weather. Large Countdown and New World Supermarkets for full resupply. This was the first full supermarket since Paihia. I knew that I had to mail a food box for the upcoming sections and figured it would be cheaper to mail my box intra-south island as opposed to from Wellington. I found a big indoor mall along the southern edge of the town square with a large Countdown where I resupplied. Resealable olive packages weigh little and add a lot of flavor. I also replaced my shell/rain gear. The Plan! Basically, there are four major supermarket chains in New Zealand: Countdown, PAK’nSAVE, New World, and Four Square. It was quite large and had good selection. KM 2245 was Lake Coleridge, which is a small settlement without any food options. Basic Te Araroa resupply at the Night n Day Food Store. It is a short hitch uphill from the trail to Arthur Pass. Instead of resupplying in the city, I decided to do a bit of a food tour as I walked, which seemed a lot more appetizing than cold soaked ramen noodles. Freeze Dried meals are usually only available at Outdoor Stores but several grocery stores that see lots of hikers stock them. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) is New Zealand's long distance tramping route, stretching circa 3,000 kilometres (1,900 mi) along the length of the country's two main islands from Cape Reinga to Bluff.It is made up of a mixture of older tracks and walkways, new tracks, and link sections alongside roads. In bad weather there are protected campsite in the trees near the lake. Choice of restaurants, cafes and take aways. This time was spent creating a ‘Te Araroa guide’ (an Excel bible of schedules, logistics and resupply information), buying and testing kit and also training! They accept packages and there is camping nearby at the DOC Campground. Welcome to the blog of my adventure as I walk the length of the South Island; if nothing breaks, Bluff to Ship Cove. Countdown is a large, conventional supermarket—my preferred option. It tells me the expected distance and estimated days before the next resupply point. The trail goes straight through Bulls and right along the outskirts of Fielding. 2. | Originally, I planned to resupply here, but with all the grills and corner stores since Paihia I didn’t really need much. 4. It takes four to six months to complete an entire thru-hike (called a thru-tramp locally). Hanmer Springs (KM 2060.6) | The trail exited the forest at a place called Boyle Village, which really wasn’t much more than an outdoor center. I understood why upon arrival. Snacks at the Mobil Petrol Station. There’s a single general store in town which actually had better selection than Havelock’s Four Square (more tailored towards hikers). There is a small grocery store with basic resupply, it is attached to a take away with great burgers etc. The free demo covers a 60-kilometre portion of the Te Araroa in the Auckland area on the North Island of New Zealand. Not many people take this option but if the weather is very bad for the Tararua Mountains and you have to wait, this is a good option. I found prices to be reasonable, and this probably would have been one of my favorite resupplies if the store wasn’t so crowded. Enough choice of food to do a full resupply here. 1. The Makahika Outdoor Pursuits Centre is hiker friendly and a good place to wait out bad weather. We have been here overnight and it is really quite noisy, although you'd get used to it as part of the background if you lived here. 200 meters off the trail is a store with good resupply options. Looking to resupply in order to spend five day canoeing the Whanganui. I regretted my decision to delay resupplying in Ruakaka—I’m not sure those extra 13km of empty-pack hiking were worth it. Several restaurants, cafes and take away options. May 6, 2020 - A complete guide to resupply in every trail town on the Te Araroa Trail in 2020. The lodge waived their holding fee because I stayed for a night. Users will be able to view official trail notes, maps, elevation, user comments, campsites, huts, and offline topo maps without cell phone coverage. Many people sent boxes there, and it looked like the center was friendly if you had a package to pick up. It’s a bad spot to hitch to and from—the trailhead is a remote forest road and it’s not a straight shot to town. 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