Te Araroa – The Long Pathway – is a 3,000-kilometre-long trail connecting
Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island to Stirling Point, Bluff at the bottom of the South Island. It traverses coastal, forest, river, volcanic flank, mountain and high-country tracks, and crosses five cities.
The Te Araroa Trail stamp series was designed by NZ Post’s Hannah Fortune using photos contributed by Te Araroa walkers Amos Chapple, David Lemaire, Jay Conlon, Dylan Moron, Annika Ananias and Helen Olmas.
In the 2018-2019 season more than 1,100 people walked the length of Te Araroa trail. Tens of thousands more walked individual sections after work, during the weekends, and in their holidays.