The Te Araroa Trail stretches from Cape Reinga to Bluff and each summer, enthusiastic hikers like Zoe take on the thru-hiking challenge. She walked 3,026 km over 138 days and shares her favourite moments and the challenges she faced. As a kiwi-born, returning to Aotearoa from a stint overseas, Zoe loved connecting with people along the way and rediscovering what makes New Zealand so special. We talk about the logistics of planning a hike like this, the best things to pack and where to stay. One of her lessons was the value of time, Zoe has never been as present as she was on-trail and finds it challenging to find that same sense of connection in day-to-day life. The thru-hike was made even more meaningful as she raised donations for two charities.
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