The best time to walk Te Araroa | Choosing a direction | How long it takes | Fitness and experience | Permits and fees | Accomodation | Clothing and equipment | Cost | Visas | Safety precautions | Fishing | Resupplying and food parcels | Getting to and from Cape Reinga | Getting to and from Bluff | Stewart Island Rakiura | Taking my dog, bike, horse | Navigating

If you are not from New Zealand or Australia and/or don't have residency in New Zealand, you will need a visitor visa to walk the entire Te Araroa route.

The exception is for residents of the United Kingdom who have a six-month visa waiver.

Immigration NZ information about visas, including fees, process, applying online and shorter visits

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