Te Araroa (meaning “The Long Pathway”) is a spectacular trail stretching across the length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga in the north to Bluff in the south. Tackling this route usually takes around 3 to 6 months and it showcases the wide diversity of landscape that New Zealand is famous for, from wilderness tracks to beaches and roads and even a river section which must be traversed using a kayak.
Te Araroa also offers unique cultural experiences by coming in contact with the friendly and welcoming Kiwi culture. The people of New Zealand welcome hikers and are happy to offer them a meal and to share stories of their country.
Check out these places as you make your way along Te Araroa Trail Virtual Challenge!
Receive custom virtual postcards when you reach certain milestones.
Each postcard contains interesting information about the location and a funny message written by your virtual avatar.
You can track all your miles (kms) directly into our mobile apps (iOS and Android).
You can enter an activity into our app either by manually entering its distance or by syncing your activities from your favorite fitness tracker or smartwatch.
Celebrate your achievement with a unique Te Araroa Trail Virtual Challenge finisher's medal. The medal gets mailed to you once you complete the challenge.
Find an adventure among our existing virtual challengesAll Challenges
Login on the web or through our 4+ star rated iPhone or Android mobile apps.
Get a group of friends or workmates together and share the load or take on the challenge by yourself.
Pick your start date and chose how many weeks you want to set as your goal to complete the challenge depending on your exercise type, fitness level and how many other people there are in your team (if any).
Any distance based activity can count towards reaching the finish line. Do cartwheels if that’s your thing.