New certificate generator for champions of Te Araroa
Anybody who completes the North Island section, South Island section, or full 3,000km trail can generate and print a personalised certificate via the Te Araroa website.
Te Araroa Trust Chief Executive Mark Weatherall said walking “the long pathway” is a significant achievement, and one that deserves to be acknowledged and celebrated.
“We wanted to show our appreciation to everyone who has walked the trail and provide a little extra motivation to anyone who hasn’t yet,” he said.
“The endurance and stamina required to completes trail, let alone either of the North Island and South Island legs, is immense.
“The certificate recognises this achievement and gives walkers something special remember the trail by, alongside the pictures and memories created throughout the adventure.”
During the 2018-19 walking season – 1 October to 30 April – more than 1,100 people walked the entire length of the Te Araroa trail. Numbers are expected to be similarly high this year, although the recent outbreak of COVID-19 may have had an impact on the final figure.
“My heart goes out to all those who were unable to complete the trail due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. Their achievements are no less significant and I hope that, in time, all those who have not been able to complete the trail this year are able to return to finish the journey.”
The 3,000 km route from Cape Reinga to Bluff can take four to five months to complete and guides walkers through Aotearoa’s beautiful and iconic scenery, towns and cities.
The Te Araroa trail has been a life changing experience for thousands of Kiwis and tourists, providing significant mental and physical health benefits along with an immense sense of achievement.
Mark Weatherall - Chief Executive, Te Araroa Trust
Page last updated: Jul 28, 2020, 5:09 PM