Side Trips & Other Options

     When we were on our trip on the Te Araroa Trail we quickly realized that there is so much more to see than what we had time for. Before we left, we highlighted a few trips and alternates of the trail that we wanted to take nearby the TA that wouldn’t require a ton of extra logistics. These are only a few side trips and alternates that exist. There are many more if you are interested in putting in the time to research and develop them. All of these side trips and alternates listed below are located on the South Island. We did all of these side trips (except the Dart Track and the Cascade Saddle) along with the Te Araroa in our 100 days of walking.