Hi! I am a keen tramper (hiker) & the idea of a Trail Angel was born out of my desire to help trampers who are taking on the awesome challenge of Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Trail (TA).

The group is run on Facebook and the vision is to be a useful resource for trampers looking for accommodation, travel, food & drink, a place to clean up, pitch a tent etc.

A Trail Angel is someone who provides an awesome service to a weary tramper, whether it be a spot to camp for the night, a hot drink, a shower or a lift in their car.

Te Araroa Trail Angels Group is a resource for trampers to find help along Te Araroa and for Trail Angels to offer their help.

Whilst the purest idea of a Trail Angel is one who provides a kindness, and who will most probably not look for any payment for the help they provide, I am just as happy for anyone who genuinely has something of value to add to a tramper’s experience along the TA, even if there is a charge attached, to post an entry. I will keep an eye on the entries and ensure as best I can that they are decent.