The Adventures of the Rapseys’

The Rapsey family is a family of four which includes a father, mother, sister and brother. They hiked the longest route in New Zealand which is called Te Araroa or “the longest pathway.” Out of around 5 million people only 550 have crossed “Te Araroa”


Te Araroa is about 1,600 kilometres long which would take 120 days on average. The Trail starts at Cape Reinga and ends at Bluff. The average daily kilometres were twenty kilometres but then it started to rise to 30km.


They passed by many places which included, the Nelson Lakes, Waikato farmlands, the ancient trees of Pureora, Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Tongariro, Whanganui River, Sabine Valley, Lake Constance, Rakiura and much more. 


The Rapseys’ finally arrived at Bluff after five months and minus one day. They were proud, very tired but they had a good time.

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