7 Jan 2024

Naomi Arnold: Phoning in from Te Araroa trail.

From The Weekend , 9:08 am on 7 January 2024

Te Araroa is a 3000 km trail that runs the length of New Zealand - from the signposts at Cape Reinga to the signposts in the small town of Bluff. 

Nelson journalist and author Naomi Arnold set off a week ago from Stirling Point in Bluff - the Southernmost tip of New Zealand. 

It's just Naomi, her pack, and a sturdy pair of boots. And us. We are phoning Naomi every week to check in and hitch a ride on one of the hardest hikes in the world. 

Journalist and author Naomi Arnold standing in front of the signposts at Bluff, the start of Te Araroa trail

Journalist and author Naomi Arnold on Te Araroa trail Photo: Supplied