I walked Te Araroa, New Zealand's top to bottom 3000 km trail in the winter of 2016.
TA goes from Cape Reinga in North Island to Bluff in South Island. This trail will test your toughness 100 times over and over again. You climb steep terrain, follow the rivers, valley floors, forest tracks, but not only. You will see the cities, townships and rural areas.
It is the best way to discover New Zealand!
I took the physical and mental challenge to the next level as I decided to walk without any money used - 0 dollars.
I had to use the survival skills, but very often met "trail angels" - people who helped me to achieve the goal and some amazing people took me to crazy side adventures - for example helicopter and jet boat ride. I raised some funds for disabled people, who inspired me to overcome any obstacle - no matter how hard.
In North Island I met a french guy Elie, with whom I shared the adventure for a month.
In South Island I faced severe weather conditions, but looked deep into the nature. It was an epic self-discovery through the most beautiful vistas and scenery.
Eventually it took me 145 days to walk across New Zealand in the winter.
Hopefully one day you will also discover the beauty of this land - The Land of The Long White Cloud - Aotearoa!
Hans Zimmer - Time (Aalson Remix)
Rudimental ft. Emili Sandé - Free
Eagle Eye Cherry - Are You Still Having fun
Randy Edelman - Bruce and Linda
Nneka - Heartbeat (Chase & Status Remix)
Andra Day - The Light That Never Fails
Into Lala - Dreams and Fears