In 2019, The Rapsey family accomplished a record by walking Te Araroa, The longest walk. They’d walk 30 km each day and every night, they’d camp in a tent, a tramping hut and or houses. The family started from Cape Reinga walking all the way to Bluff. They passed through areas with sand that would stretch forever, crossing mountains and large boulders that are spread all over the land. Once they were in the South Island, the land was different from the North Island; the grass is golden brown instead of green and the forest is tall beech. There are fewer towns and people. Once they arrived in Bluff, the two kids were proud, since they were the first two kids to finish Te Araroa.