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. Both are adequate for resupply. In retrospect, sending it to Hamilton might have been easier. I bought all my food for the current stretch then sent an additional box of food ahead to St Arnaud, which ended up costing something like $8 NZD to mail. In the North Island the typical stretch in between resupply towns would be 3-5 days. The best time to walk Te Araroa I found prices to be reasonable, and this probably would have been one of my favorite resupplies if the store wasn’t so crowded. Right along the main highway, the trail passes a PAC’nSAVE and then a Countdown. I think there was a SuperValue as well, but the New World was large and reasonably priced, so I shopped there. FILED UNDER: New Zealand - Te Araroa Trail TAGGED WITH: food, resupply, Te Araroa trail. November 12, 2014. See our trail notes for locations where you can resupply or receive food parcels, also known as bounce boxes, along the route. It was also the much better place to resupply (the Four Square in Queenstown is small and quite expensive). | 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. Please register your trail usage before embarking on your journey. The road was paved and traffic was frequent, so maybe I just had bad luck. Resupply and rest before our five day section to KeriKeri. | Methven is actually quite far off the trail. There was a Four Square on the road before Invercargill (KM 2960ish) where I grabbed a couple extra snacks to get me to the end. Paihia (KM 246.7) | I stayed down at Beachside (KM 249.9) but had to take a zero (a day off from hiking during which you log zero miles/kilometers) to organize my kayak for the Waikare Inlet, so I hitched back to Paihia to resupply. Resealable olive packages weigh little and add a lot of flavor. It still took me a couple rides and some time to make it to Methven. Created with sketchtool. The road was paved and traffic was frequent, so maybe I just had bad luck. On the TA I didn’t have a stove, so I can’t speak to the availability of denatured alcohol or gas canisters—though I never heard of hikers having difficulty finding fuel. Te Araroa passes it on the way out of Wanaka. Te Araroa’s Trail Towns – a guide to the logistics of tramping Te Araroa in the South Island including transport, accommodation and resupply. From here onward, supermarkets are more frequent and located closer to the trail. I snacked or lunched in each of them, but chose to do my next full resupply in Hamilton. 2015-16 Bushwwalking Class of 2015-16 goals Mick Beckers mickbeckers.com New Zealand Project 40 reasons TA Te Araroa Te Araroa Trail the long pathway thru hiking tramping why Blog at WordPress.com. Resupply Strategy. There is a single, small Four Square that’s your only option. | A tiny, one-main-street kind of town with some charm. Anyway, knowing there was a Countdown near the airport, I waited to shop until I got there. |. Pureora Forest Park, Ngaherenga campsite 971km – … 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. The town was a popular tourist spot as it is right next to Nelson Lakes National Park. Resupply: Te Araroa 27.07.2020 Doplňování zásob jídla, tzv. This worked well as there’s nothing whatsoever at Cape Reinga. There was no traffic when I arrived around 6:30pm, so I had to walk 3-4 kilometers before a farmer finally came along and gave me a lift. ... Te Araroa. Visas Cape Reinga is beautiful, but there’s no food. I’m not sure if sending a box from Picton would have arrived here in time, but it would have been cheaper and is something to consider if you don’t mind moving slower. Later, I heard there was a SuperValue farther into town; it might have been a better option but I didn’t check. Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail - is a continuous 3,000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. | I hitched along Highway 94 about 30km west to the town of Te Anau. 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. This worked well as there’s nothing whatsoever at Cape Reinga. Related Posts. | I skipped both these popular resupply options because my friends concocted a crazy plan to hike the last 70km in a single day. The address is 9 Black Bridge Rd—turn inland and walk about two blocks right before Paihia’s shopping district. Select options. Te Araroa resupply. Te Araroa - New Zealand's Trail - is a continuous 3,000 km walking track from Cape Reinga to Bluff. Permits and fees Ich fand die Idee von Brad McCartney gut, der einen Resupply Guide für den Te Araroa Trail erstellt hat. It was a long ~60km hitch and took a couple hours. The South Island is far more desolate, with stretches ranging from 7-10 days. I would avoid doing a full resupply here if possible. The store is not very large and was super crowded, but I thought the prices were normal and it stocked most of the essentials. The first is small, expensive, and listed on Guthooks. Some of the best maps and resources I have found so far and that have helped me greatly in planning my trip for 2015/16 are as follows: The official Te Araroa website is the obvious place to start. I also think some people hitched all the way to Nelson, which in retrospect might have been a smarter (albeit time-consuming) move. In general, you can resupply at least every 3 days on the North Island and once a week on the South Island. The notes are full with helpful tips, telephone numbers and contact details of companies to get across rivers, rent kayaks, and even private landowners you should call before accessing their farmland. I understood why upon arrival. The Te Araroa website is a great resource with many links. | You’ll notice I didn’t list Wellington, because while I did spend a day there, I didn’t resupply. I regretted my decision to delay resupplying in Ruakaka—I’m not sure those extra 13km of empty-pack hiking were worth it. I found a big indoor mall along the southern edge of the town square with a large Countdown where I resupplied. Te Araroa Resupply für die Nordinsel 0km Cape Reinga. Are there any resupply opportunities in National Park for freeze dried dinners and lunch supplies etc? Resupply. Evaluation. 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. It’s beautiful and located right on the water, but was buzzing with backpackers and tourists when I got there. Regular resupply stops along the way, plus 3-4 food drops on South Island (north). I’m not sure if sending a box from Picton would have arrived here in time, but it would have been cheaper and is something to consider if you don’t mind moving slower. Te Anau (KM 2772.2) | I hitched along Highway 94 about 30km west to the town of Te Anau. 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. The trail goes straight through towns or next to supermarkets frequently, and hitching in New Zealand is quite safe and easy. I shopped at the PAC’nSAVE because I didn’t know the Countdown existed, but both are full supermarkets with good selection. 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. Another option is to hitch to Whangarei. It takes four to six months to complete an entire thru-hike (called a thru-tramp locally). Basic Te Araroa resupply at the Night n Day Food Store. There was a Four Square on the road before Invercargill (KM 2960ish) where I grabbed a couple extra snacks to get me to the end. Resupply One of the common questions we get is about how we'll resupply food and other essentials while we're on the trail. | Frankton is a suburb of Queenstown (it’s where the airport is). Unfortunately, I arrived on Christmas Eve so the restaurant was closed. Frankton (KM 2667ish) | Frankton is a suburb of Queenstown (it’s where the airport is). I had a 75l backpack and carried about 16kg of base weight! Project 40 – Te Araroa 2015-16 | Also, you could get snacks or a meal (but not resupply) in Owhango, National Park, and Papriki along the way. | Otautau was one of those one-main-street kind of small towns. Warkworth (KM 501.8) | The Dome Cafe sits right along the trail where it crosses the road. | The second is larger and where the locals shop. Taumarunui (KM 1051.5) | Taumarunui was about the same size as Te Kuiti and had a similar, large New World and a bunch of restaurants. For a country rich in natural beauty, it is perhaps one of the most thorough ways to see all that New Zealand has to offer. Overall, Te Araroa (TA) has a plethora of resupply options. Apparently there’s also a Countdown, but I didn’t have time to look. 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. You might have better luck the farther out of town you go. 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. KM 2245 was Lake Coleridge, which is a small settlement without any food options. Hitching was easy on the way there, but it took me a little time to get back. My typical Te Araroa diet 60g porridge 5g milk powder 5g instant coffee 125g mixed fruit and nuts (25g of which goes in the porridge for a sugar hit to help me get on my way) 80g OSM bar 25g bagel chips / pretzels* 150g wraps (2) 70g cheese 30g peanut butter 40g liquorice-chocolate / sweets* 25g cereal bar (ideally highish protein one) The Four Square was expensive. I think there was a SuperValue as well, but the New World was large and reasonably priced, so I shopped there. Te Araroa (Part 11) : The Final Push to Wellington, day 67-73. St Arnaud (KM 1945.1) | Like I said, I mailed myself a package from Picton to the Travers Sabine Lodge. It was quite large and had good selection. Instead, I stopped in at fast food chains like Subway and Pizza Hut as I walked. I will visit any town within a couple kilometers of a trail. FILED UNDER: New Zealand - Te Araroa Trail TAGGED WITH: food, resupply, Te Araroa trail. I also think some people hitched all the way to Nelson, which in retrospect might have been a smarter (albeit time-consuming) move. “One Square Meal” bars are healthy, energy packed (~400 cal) bars found throughout NZ supermarkets. The Te Araroa Trail was officially opened in 2011, and in trail terms it's still considered new and some sections are still under development. The package pickup was only open for a couple hours a day, so I was lucky to go while it was open. | Along its meandering route, the TA crosses through native bush forests, rural farmland, stunning alpine vistas, and even Auckland’s city center. I was glad I got my resupply finished because other hikers were pouring into the town. My previous post summarized places to find information on hiking Te Araroa (“TA”), New Zealand’s Long Pathway. You can easily resupply in both. The most photographed tree in New Zealand. On these two long distance trails I tried out a lot of different gear and also learned a lot. | Originally, I planned to resupply here, but with all the grills and corner stores since Paihia I didn’t really need much. For the tough upcoming stretch through the Northland Forests, I wanted a proper supermarket and full selection. I didn’t resupply in Bulls or Fielding, but it would be misleading to suggest I carried food from Whanganui to Palmerston North. There might be less traffic along Highway 7 in the future. In the North Island the typical stretch in between resupply towns would be 3-5 days. This worked well. Die meis­ten Wan­der­er nehmen alles Essen aus Kaita­ia, wo es einen großen Pak’n’Save gibt, oder Auck­land mit. The Four Square was expensive. Do these exist in America? I elected to hitch along Highway 7 to Hanmer Springs. 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. 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. Hitching out proved to be more difficult. I bought all my food for the current stretch then sent an additional box of food ahead to St Arnaud, which ended up costing something like $8 NZD to mail. resupply, se na Te Araroa velmi liší podle toho, jestli se právě nacházíte na Severním nebo Jižním ostrově. I don’t like sending food boxes; I prefer to buy-as-you-go. Te Araroa (Part 8) : The Battle With The Cold In Tongariro, day 46-53. There was also a smaller Four Square but I didn’t go there. 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. Also, you could get snacks or a meal (but not resupply) in Owhango, National Park, and Papriki along the way. The Te Araroa Trust does an amazing job of offering these on their site to be downloaded FOR FREE! In retrospect, I wish I would have bought more drinks and treats for canoeing—they give you two big barrels per person to strap down in your canoe, so there’s plenty of room for popcorn, chips, soda, beer, etc. Created with sketchtool. | I resupplied at the Four Square, which was little more than a convenience store so selection was slim. I hiked the Te Araroa NOBO in the season of ’15/’16 and in 2017 I also hiked the Pacific Crest Trail. Class of 2014, Northbound, Thru-hiker. The grill inside and takeaway next door were both excellent. Are there any resupply opportunities in National Park for freeze dried dinners and lunch supplies etc? | Again, I strolled in mid-morning with an empty pack and went straight to the bakery for breakfast. 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. Taking my dog, bike, horse Te Araroa Website. | The Four Square is maybe 50m off the trail. As  you can tell, a good supply of food and drinks is necessary for the hard days of toiling on the river. This was the first full supermarket since Paihia. | I know I said I wouldn’t list dairies, but I’m going to break my rule. Some considerations: I like to carry as little food as possible and don’t mind hitchhiking as long as it doesn’t take too long. Safety precautions Overall, Te Araroa (TA) has a plethora of resupply options. I grabbed some snacks from the Countdown on my way out of town. 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. My Resupply Strategy on Te Araroa North Island. I’ll narrow it down for you. I resupplied from the Countdown before heading out. Includes information on bounce boxes and resupply boxes. Regardless, Whanganui was a large full-service town. Both would have had adequate supermarkets. KM 2245 was Lake Coleridge, which is a small settlement without any food options. | The Dome Cafe sits right along the trail where it crosses the road. Te Araroa (The Long Pathway) passes through all of New Zealand, in one of the world's most famous long distance trails. I bought some extra snacks (because you can never have too many snacks). 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. Towns are abundant on the north island. Note that Highway 7 was busier than usual this year because Highway 1 (the coastal route from Christchurch to Picton) was closed due to landslides. Unfortunately, I arrived on Christmas Eve so the restaurant was closed. How long it takes Navigating. Pictured above are hiker-paddlers and the water-tight barrels used to store food on the Whanganui River. Hanmer Springs is a small tourism and farming support township, it has around 200-300 permanent residents and its chief draw card are the famous thermal hot pools. There’s also a fine line between planning excessively and choosing to wing it. 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. Anywhere nearby? Trail Maps, Tracks, & Notes are intended to be updated in September each year. Palmerston North (KM 1468.6) | There was a Countdown right along the trail on the outskirts of Palmerston North, but I skipped it and decided to walk through the city center. Twizel (KM 2443.1) | The town square of Twizel is half a kilometer west of the trail, but it’s well worth the walk. There are also a number of bakeries and restaurants in town. Like the other “big” New Zealand cities, Whanganui had both a PAC’nSAVE and a Countdown. I worked on Resupply locations, after i have estimated days of autonomy along the sections thanks to my reading. The Te Araroa guide has more than 2,000 waypoints. The walk out of Hamilton stretches on through suburbs and industrial districts for quite some time, and I passed a couple additional supermarkets with my pack already full. Finally, every town has at least one “dairy,” which is a corner store that sells candy, chips, and soda, and often has a grill. Havelock (KM 1787.1) | A tiny, one-main-street kind of town with some charm. Te Araroa (Part 10) : Goodbye Bee, and Hello Tararuas, day 58-66. Te Anau is “the gateway to the Fiordlands” and has plenty of restaurants and takeaways. Thank you Sam! 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. Hitching out proved to be more difficult. Many people sent boxes there, and it looked like the center was friendly if you had a package to pick up. | I waited for a couple hours along this rural highway until someone finally stopped to pick me up. Te Araroa resupply point Hanmer Springs. Hamilton (KM 800ish) | There are a number of small towns between Auckland and Hamilton (e.g., Rangiri, Huntly, Mercer). Sein Weg führt allerdings von Norden nach Süden, ich will andersherum laufen. May 15, 2020 / When it comes to planning your food and resupply strategy on a thru hike there’s a fine balance between being over prepared and under prepared. Te Araroa - The Long Pathway Monday, July 22, 2013. It’s right on the trail, so you can’t miss it. The trail goes straight through Bulls and right along the outskirts of Fielding. Mangamuka Dairy (KM 161.2) | I know I said I wouldn’t list dairies, but I’m going to break my rule. Bulls was…different. It’s probably a 5km detour to get to the town square, but I exited town to the south and picked back up the trail at Fitzherbert Bridge (KM 1476.7), so it hardly added any distance. Te Araroa (TA), or “The Long Pathway,” is a hiking trail across the North and South Islands of New Zealand. Te Araroa - The Long Pathway Monday, July 22, 2013. | There was a Countdown right along the trail on the outskirts of Palmerston North, but I skipped it and decided to walk through the city center. thanks in advance. | The notes are full with helpful tips, telephone numbers and contact details of companies to get across rivers, rent kayaks, and even private landowners you should call before accessing their farmland. Te Kuiti (KM 912.0) | This was a great town for me, with all the desirable takeaways and hot food options as well a New World. Another option is to hitch to Whangarei. It is a 3050km thru hike that spans the length of New Zealand. My typical Te Araroa diet 60g porridge 5g milk powder 5g instant coffee 125g mixed fruit and nuts (25g of which goes in the porridge for a sugar hit to help me get on my way) 80g OSM bar 25g bagel chips / pretzels* 150g wraps (2) 70g cheese 30g peanut butter 40g liquorice-chocolate / sweets* 25g cereal bar (ideally highish protein one) 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. Te Araroa – Resupply. 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. To resupply on the Te Araroa you can buy food in supermarkets when the trail goes through a town or pick up a food box that you have sent in advance. | The trail exited the forest at a place called Boyle Village, which really wasn’t much more than an outdoor center. The longest food carry is usually the Richmond Ranges of the south island (Havelock/Pelorus Bridge to St Arnaud), where some people carry 10 or more days of food. | There are all sorts of restaurants and takeaways between Warkworth and Auckland. Countdown is a large, conventional supermarket—my preferred 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. | A decent sized town with multiple pubs and restaurants, there were two good-sized supermarkets: a New World and a SuperValue. $ 26.00. They do make great lunch stops. There are two Four Squares in town; the one on Market Pl seemed to be larger. We hiked the TA southbound, starting in Cape Reinga on October 9, 2017, and finishing in Bluff on January 24, 2018. There is now a wealth of free mapping resources available on-line for the whole Te Araroa Trail. Anyway, knowing there was a Countdown near the airport, I waited to shop until I got there. Resupply boxes on Te Araroa – Mine usually always contained extra Snickers, tea bags and other items I didn’t want to buy in bulk. Havelock is the only place close to the trail you can resupply before starting the next two sections of the trail as both Anakiwa and Pelorous Bridge are small settlements. This stretch took longer than expected, so I would have gone very hungry until Kerikeri if it wasn’t for this surprise. 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. The trail goes straight through Bulls and right along the outskirts of Fielding. The rewards of thru-hiking are many, but the trail presents equal parts challenge. I elected to hitch along Highway 7 to Hanmer Springs. Cost | When I started in New Zealand I was completely over-packed! October 4, 2017 tinytramper 0 Comments. I would avoid doing a full resupply here if possible. 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. There was also a smaller Four Square but I didn’t go there. Both would have had adequate supermarkets. 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). I had also sent my bounce box here in case I wanted to switch out any gear. I took a reluctant zero to sort out my canoe rental for the Whanganui River. 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 The dairy in Ahipara seemed shady and expensive. Stewart Island Rakiura 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. There are actually two Countdowns in Paihia. Ahipara (KM 102.4) | I opted to hitch to Kaitaia, where there was a PAK’nSAVE. Wanaka (KM 2584.6) | Wanaka is a fairly large tourist town. Accomodation Unless you have a packraft, the only options are to hitch or walk around, so I hitched to the closest town: Methven. There are a couple others like SuperValue and Fresh Choice, but these four are the most common. 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. You might have better luck the farther out of town you go. 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. There is a single, small Four Square that’s your only option. While those resources are incredibly helpful, there are a few things I learned during my time hiking across the South Island that aren’t necessarily covered there. I arrived by lunch to find a working grill and enough snacks to get me to Kerikeri. Everything was marked up considerably, so for the long stretch through the Richmond Ranges I think I spent something ridiculous like $150. While that worked, some people might benefit from more planning. This was the first full supermarket since Paihia. 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. ... Resupply more often. You could resupply here if you don’t want to hitch, but you’ll have to be flexible and pay a markup. There’s a tiny Four Square and a large Fresh Choice, which is where I resupplied. The address is 9 Black Bridge Rd—turn inland and walk about two blocks right before Paihia’s shopping district. Kein Resup­ply ver­füg­bar. Havelock is the only place close to the trail you can resupply before starting the next two sections of the trail as both Anakiwa and Pelorous Bridge are small settlements. Resupply is very easy on the TA. The lodge waived their holding fee because I stayed for a night. Waikanae had a full-sized New World and Countdown. Te Araroa Trail Day 41. 102km Ahipara. | I bought my first resupply in Auckland then bussed up to the start of the trail. 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. Hitching was easy on the way there, but it took me a little time to get back. The road is fast, but it’s a straight shot into town so I didn’t have too much trouble getting a ride. Picton (KM 1702.0) | You’ll notice I didn’t list Wellington, because while I did spend a day there, I didn’t resupply. *Note regarding Lake Coleridge & river hazard zones area: This is a tricky spot for many hikers, as you need to find safe transport around the Rakaia River hazard zone. I grabbed some snacks from the Countdown on my way out of town. There was all sorts of activity and a number of eateries to pick from. At KM 594 I took the Devonport Ferry across the bay to Auckland City, where the food options were overwhelming. 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