We have really enjoyed being amongst a group of organisations that DoC have consulted on shortlisting a new 'Great Walk'. It is a really interesting process to consider factors such as proximity to population, tourism dispersal vs. concentration, Outdoor Education potential and regional development.
We love the Te Paki Track idea and would be really happy to see that advance. However, it is important to clarify that NZRA did not recommend The Queen Charlotte or Hump Ridge options. Nor did the collective panel of organisations, who recommended Te Paki Track and the Tarawera Trail as the two best options.
Whatever happens, we really look forward to a new or enhanced recreational opportunity for NZers and visitors, alike!