AdvertisementJoin us for this medium-hard hike on the 90 miles beach, from Cape Reinga to Ahipara. Thanks to Back Country Cuisine
Got To Get fit this summer? Thanks to Back Country Cuisine freeze dri meals, we are exploring different sections of Te Araroa Trail!
Each ticket purchase will get you Back Country Cuisine samples to try on the trail, and discount codes. Join us?
We will start this section of 'the trail' in the very far north of Aotearoa, Cape Reinga. The section will finish in Ahipara
* To join this (hard) hike, you will have already done a number of hikes with Got To Get Out (or on your own) and be pretty fit as this is a hard long beach section, spanning two long days.
You need a tent, cooker, sleeping bag, food (some samples supplied) and adequate gear for 'any conditions' on the beach, and in the campgrounds.
Got To Get Out group founder Robert Bruce (NZOIA bush trained guide, Peak Outdoors first aid trained, New Zealander of the Year semi-finalist) is guiding this hike with Isaac - expert on Te Araroa and all around outdoor GURU! Expect to learn a lot from this duo.
We are providing transport to and from Auckland or can collect on the way such as Warkworth.
leaving Auckland after work 5:45pm - meet outside The Cloud (downtown Auckland). Look out for our bus.
6pm - Departure in the bus
Staying at Taputaputa (camping)
Walk about 40 km - from Cape Reinga to Maunganui Bluff
Walk Maunganui Bluff to Hukatere (30km)
Walk Hakatiri to Ahipara (31km)
drive back to Auckland - Arrival late in the evening
NOTE: This is a tough three days (including long travel day either side)
Read more about this section of Trail here:
- You should have done several hikes before, preferably overnight, and ideally with Got To Get Out (though not essential!)
- Good quality boots trail runners or grippy footwear essential, these will be checked pre-departure. Ankle support / warmth / grip is advised though some prefer trail runners on beach.
- Good quality backpack and gear (light weight gear recommended). No more than 16kg per person including your 3L water
- Tent (light one or two person), cooker, sleeping mat, sleeping bag, eating utensils etc
- Quality jacket as the weather can turn in a heartbeat up there!
- Essential is your own emergency blanket, whistle, food, torch (cheap from most stores).
- PLB a good idea though guides have theirs,
- Your own food (+ something small to share). Think about food Friday, Saturday, Saturday, Monday + snacks along the way. (Back Country Cuisine Samples will be provided)
- You should be self-sustaining, have your own gear and know how to use it,
- It's a good idea to have your own map, checked weather, downloaded the trail notes,
- Sorry not dog friendly
- Adults only: over 18
Rob and Isaac will have;
- emergency comms
- first aid and training
- maps / navigation
- vehicle provided to and from location (bus) and all driving sorted for you
- concession to be legally hiking on this land,
- Great chat, stories of Nepal (Rob) + hiking all of Te Araroa (Isaac)
Your fee covers;
- transport to and from track,
- trip hosting / guiding / driving
- Camp site paid for
- concession to DOC or regional parks (administrators of the land)
- Support toward Got To Get Out.
So then, who's #gottogetout?
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Cloud, Queens Wharf,Auckland, New Zealand