I have written a couple blogs about my preparation and the experience of Te Araroa. This is a work in progress so will be adding more content as I go.
Things I wish I knew before hiking Te Araroa
Whats in the bag? What I carry when I hike
Whats on the spoon? What I eat when I hike
Pronunciation on Te Araroa (Te Ara-ro-a)
Te Araroa not for you? Heres some North Island alternatives