Te Araroa - The Long Pathway - Waikanae to Paekakariki

  • January 5, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Te Araroa is a 3000-km trail stretching from Cape Reinga in the North to Bluff in the South, one of the longest walking routes in the world. 3000 km is a bit long for a day walk, therefore we'll walk a 24 km stretch of this great trail, starting in Waikanae and ending in Paekakariki.

The trail is virtually level walking for the whole 22 kms, taking in some of the Kapiti District’s icons – the Waikanae River, estuary and scientific reserve, Kapiti Island in full view from the beach, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the distinctive cafes and local art outlets in Paraparaumu, Raumati and Paekakariki.

Difficulty: 5/10: no steep parts but a full day walk (5-6 hrs); reasonable to good level of fitness required.

What to bring: Wind and waterproof outer, warm clothing - layers, something for lunch, water, sturdy shoes.

Time: 5-6 hours

How to get there: The train to Waikanae leaving from Wellington train station (journey time is 1 hour). At the end we'll take public transport back from Paekakariki to Wellington. 

 

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  • Nikki Chilcott

    Thanks Michael for leading this walk. Perfect day and great company.

    January 7, 2013

  • Michael Harvey

    Lovely day, lovely bunch of walkers even had a couple to a recon for us without even asking.

    January 6, 2013

    • Iris Z

      Thanks Michael! Enjoyed the walk, ice cream and Chardonnay.

      January 6, 2013

  • Owen

    Hey everyone, great trip, awesome company, brilliant weather! Oh, and did anyone leave a pr of sunglasses at the pub?

    January 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Michael Harvey

      January 5, 2013

    • Michael Harvey

      yep that me. too busy running to the train.

      January 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    proud of us today! i hurt but glad im on your oxfam team chris ... we will nail it in record on the day as well :)

    1 · January 5, 2013

  • Karen G

    Loved it! Junior host did a good job :)

    2 · January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely brilliant....even with the extra 3-4k 'sigh'. Thank-you MH

    January 5, 2013

  • Shirley

    Awesome day surrounded by awesome people! Good effort team :)

    January 5, 2013

  • Rosemarie Penno

    great walk.

    January 5, 2013

  • Gold

    I'm at the Wellington station. I'll be near the station end if platform 7. Blue shoes, black tee.

    January 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll catch the train in Paekakariki if that's ok

    January 3, 2013

  • Eugene Coneglan

    If anybody's driving from central Welly, can I get a lift please - happy to put money in for petrol, cheers :-)

    December 29, 2012

    • Eugene Coneglan

      Hi Romina, I can no longer make the walk because of other commitments but i hope you have a fab walk - should be an awesome day for it. See you and Pablo soon I hope :-)

      January 4, 2013

    • Eugene Coneglan

      Hope to see both you and Pablo soon as well Romina - have a great day, stunning day for it

      January 5, 2013

  • Inky

    Hi has anybody's driving from town, can I get a lift please? I can pay for some petrol! Thanks

    January 4, 2013

  • Michael Harvey

    Hi Angela, unsure why you added your self to the waiting list, if you wish to go jjust RSVP yes.

    January 4, 2013

  • aka Joe

    Rather prefer smaller groups!

    January 3, 2013

  • Iris Z

    16 people on the waiting list, cant we organise another group for this walk? Will be chaos?

    December 30, 2012

    • Shirley

      Yuss!! I am no longer on the wait list for this event! Thanks for opening up more spaces :-)

      January 3, 2013

    • Iris Z

      yes!Same here.lol

      January 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michael I'll be jumping on at Takapu Rd Station. Shaping up to be an awesome day..... looking forward to it.

    January 3, 2013

  • Gold

    I'm interested in doing this again and the RSVP is showing one spot left, but 10 waiting. I'm not wanting to snatch someone else's spot so if there's still a spot tomorrow I'll grab it then.

    January 3, 2013

  • Steven

    I'll be joining the train at Paraparaumu (or maybe Paekakariki if I drive there) - so don't expect to see me in Wellington!

    January 2, 2013

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