Thinking About Doing the Paparoa Track?
10 Steps to Make it Happen
Like everything, walking or riding the Paparoa Track involves making a single major decision to commit to ‘doing it.’ Sounds easy but sometimes we get lost in decision making detail and before long it just all gets too hard. Here’s our ‘paint by numbers’ guide to getting yourself over the line.
1. Make the commitment
Verbalise your plan to someone – your mum, your partner, your best mate. “ Hey, I want to do the Paparoa Track – wanna join me?” Once those words fall from your mouth, shared with someone you hold as important to you, the deed is as good as done. Verbalise, verbalise, verbalise – to anyone!
2. Book your Paparoa Track hut/huts
The actual booking of the huts is pretty easy. The DOC online booking engine will show you the available dates, and those dates that are already booked out. The booking engine is accessed here; Hut Bookings. You will need to decide how long you are going to take – usually 3 days/2 nights for trampers and 2 days/one night for riders. You may want to check out some of the user reviews online or talk to some who has already completed the track.