Cookies must be enabled to use this web application.

To allow this site to use cookies, use the steps that apply to your browser below. If your browser is not listed below, or if you have any questions regarding this site, please contact us.

Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • 1. Select "Internet Options" from the Tools menu.
  • 2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  • 3. Click the "Default" button.
  • 4. Click "OK" to save changes.
Chrome Chrome
  • 1. Click the "Spanner" icon in the top right of the browser.
  • 2. Click Options and change to the "Under the Hood" tab.
  • 3. Scroll down until you see "Cookie settings:".
  • 4. Set this to "Allow all cookies".
Firefox Firefox
  • 1. Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
  • 2. Click the "Privacy" icon on the top of the window.
  • 3. Click on the "Cookies" tab.
  • 4. Check the box corresponding to "Allow sites to set Cookies.
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Opera Opera
  • 1. Click on the "Tools" menu and then click Preferences.
  • 2. Change to the Advanced tab, and to the cookie section.
  • 3. Select "Accept cookies only from the site I visit" or "Accept cookies".
  • 4. Ensure "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" is not ticked.
  • 5. Click OK.
Netscape and Mozilla Suite Netscape and Mozilla Suite
  • 1. Select "Preferences" from the Edit menu.
  • 2. Click on the arrow next to "Privacy & Security".
  • 3. Under "Privacy & Security" select "Cookies".
  • 4. Select "Enable all cookies".
  • 5. Click "OK" to save changes.
Safari Safari
  • 1. Click on the "Cog" icon in Safari.
  • 2. Click Preferences.
  • 3. Change to the Security tab.
  • 4. Select "Only from sites I visit" or "Allow".
  • 5. Close the dialog using the cross.
Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Book details
  • Genre:TRAVEL
  • SubGenre:Hikes & Walks
  • Language:English
  • Pages:207
  • eBook ISBN:9781623091569

One Step at a Time

From Cape Reinga to Bluff - Te Araroa Trail

by Shalane Hopkins

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
As New Zealand's newest long distance trail, Te Araroa Trail (The Long Pathway) boasts of being over 3000km long and stretches the entire length of the country from Cape Reinga to Bluff. On October 15, 2010 Alex Ward (England) and Shalane Hopkins (Canada) set out to conquer it.
Having met while travelling in Australia, both women were looking for an unique way of seeing New Zealand and figured that while they were walking the entire length of the country, they should invest their time into giving back to the world. They opted to raise money for Indigo Foundation (Australia-based) and their Solomon Island project. A total of $3000AUD was raised which is enough to run the entire project for 6 months. The entire 171 day adventure (finishing April 3, 2011) took Ward and Hopkins over mountain ranges, across rivers, through farmland, along coastline and into areas of New Zealand that many Kiwis don't even know exist. The adventure tested not only their physical stamina, but their mental strength as well. A journey that started out as one to explore a country and raise money for a cause turned into something so much more that pushed both Alex and Shalane beyond anything they couldn't have imagined. Having to face their own strengths and weaknesses, both women learned as much about themselves as they did about the land they walked over. This is their journey. Their story. Their adventure. One step at a time.
About the author
Shalane Hopkins is the Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator at the Hanmer Springs Forest Camp, New Zealand. Always keen on travelling the world and creating a life of adventure, Hopkins finished her education in Disability Studies and then set off to walk the width of British Columbia, Canada solo. Te Araroa Trail was never a planned endeavor, but while in travelling in Australia, she jumped at the thought of walking the length of New Zealand. Having completed the trail and fallen in love with New Zealand, her plans of exploring the rest of the world have been put on hold for a while as she lives in the alpine village of Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. Having big dreams of more adventure in her future, it’s difficult to know what Shalane will do next. The Long Way Down is her first published book.
Thanks for submitting a review!

Your review will need to be approved by the author before being posted.

See Inside
Front Cover

Loading book cover...

Book Image Not Available Book Image Not Available
Session Expiration WarningYour session is due to expire.

Your online session is due to expire shortly.
Would you like to extend your session and remain logged in?

Session Expired

Your session has expired.We're sorry, but your online session has expired.
Please log back into your account to continue.