A short section of the Te Araroa that takes its name from a river that runs through Palmerston North, much of this trail is road and footpath.

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Many of the road walks on the Te Araroa provide little room for hikers and drivers don't "share the road."
Blissful walks roads mostly to Palmerston North where she shares Christmas with new friends.
Setting off for a short slackpack on Christmas day already soaking wet.
Blissful slackpacks in rain to the road's end then returns for more Christmas with her Kiwi family.
It's a muddy slog through bush with many crossings of swollen rivers and streams.