The process of getting to know TE ARAROA is wonderful. Perhaps, one day in the future, I will also go to TE ARAROA. The origin of the matter was the first printed map. At that time, we were hugging and saying goodbye to two young Dutch people who took our car for a period of time and were about to start AHURIRI VALLEY-LAKE HAWEA for three days and three nights. They had just come out of Wanaka when they were picked up. One man and one woman, two big and heavy hiking bags, they said they were going to the intersection of Birchwood Road near Omarama. Of course, they had to walk another ten kilometers. To get to the starting point of the hike. Thinking of the days when I was traveling by car in Tibet, my heart felt soft, so I decided to take them to the starting point simply by sending them to the west. From Highway 8 to BIRCHWOOD ROAD, all become gravel roads, but the sky and the earth are magnificent, the clouds are light and the wind is clear, and the scenery along the way is very beautiful. Behind the railing is a huge and beautiful pasture, right here, the Dutch friends bid farewell to us and quickly disappeared from sight. Before leaving, the Dutch girl took out a pile of printed detailed hiking route drawings and said that they had been downloaded from the TE ARAROA official website. This should be the first time I heard someone mention TE ARAROA. TE ARAROA, The Long Pathway, its complete version is 3000 kilometers from Cape Reinga at the northernmost point of New Zealand to Bluff at the southernmost point. You know, hiking trails can be seen everywhere in New Zealand, but most trails only take a few days and do not need to spend the night in the wild. The complete Te Araroa Trail traverses the South Island and the North Island and takes 120 days. Great courage!