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Te Araroa Trail

New Zealand, November 2023 - March 2024

Join me on my 3,000km Te Araroa adventure,

 sponsored by ZOLEO.


Experience the beauty of New Zealand's North and South Islands as I hike through diverse landscapes, from sun-soaked beaches to snow-capped peaks.


Follow my journey, stay connected, and stay safe with ZOLEO.


Get inspired for your own Te Araroa experience.


ZOLEO connects with your phone to provide seamless global messaging that follows you in and out of mobile network coverage


Plus added safety features you can count on worldwide including:

+ industry-leading SOS alerting

+ 24/7 monitoring

+ 24/7 access to non-emergency medical advice

+ check-in

+ weather forecasts


ZOLEO offers unmatched peace of mind for you and for everyone waiting at home. 


Stay connected and safe while doing what you love.

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Global Messaging, as It Was Meant to Be

ZOLEO provides truly seamless global messaging so you can always count on your connection.

  • Offers a familiar ‘texting’ experience from your phone or tablet

  • Extends your coverage by transmitting over satellite, mobile network and Wi-Fi

  • Supports long messages of 900+ characters (messaging app-to-app)

  • Makes it easy for contacts to reach you via your ZOLEO number/email

  • Enjoy better value for your money versus other satellite communicators

  • Puts you in control with a configurable message check interval

Tough Girl Podcast - January 2024
Sponsored By ZOLEO

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Planning and Preparation for thru hiking the 3,000 km Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand. #ChallengeWithZOLEO *** 2nd November 2023 ***

Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams

Reflections & Learnings from the 3,000km Te Araroa Trail, New Zealand. *** 14th March 2024 ***

Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Journalist and Author of “UP TO SPEED: The Groundbreaking Science of Women Athletes”. *** 30th January 2024 ***

Nikki Love

Nikki Love

56, Running across Australia from Perth to Sydney 4,044kms in 76 days! Setting the women’s record! #RunAustralia *** 23rd January 2024 ***

Sue Stockdale

Sue Stockdale

First UK woman to reach the magnetic North Pole. Author of “EXPLORE: A Life of Adventure”. *** 16th January 2024 ***

Kimberly Wheatley

Kimberly Wheatley

Solo kayaker, SUP’er, and camper. Diversifying the outdoors one lake at a time, hoping to inspire some outdoor joy. *** 9th January 2024 ***

Meaghan Hackinen

Meaghan Hackinen

Bikepacker and writer sharing more about her new book - Shifting Gears: Coast to Coast on the Trans Am Bike Race *** 4th January 2024 ***

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Ultra Marathon Swimmer - Breast cancer Survivor and the first person to complete a four-way crossing of the English Channel in 54 hours and 10 minutes. *** 2nd January 2024 ***

🥾 Having recently completed the Te Araroa Trail, (3,028 km (1,893 miles))

from Cape Reinga to Bluff, I'm thrilled to share the stats from the journey. 

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