The Sanctuary
Te Araroa Trail Bounce Boxes Village Map


Bounce boxes.


If you have a Bounce Box (parcel) to collect $20.00

Then you are entitled to:

  • FREE tent site
  • FREE unlimited hot water (for laundry & dishes etc)
  • FREE internet (very slow)
  • FREE 240v (for charging devices)
  • FREE clothesline
  • FREE kitchen (rudimentary)

And other facilities ( open to all ) being:

  • hot showers $2.00 coin/6 min.
  • washing machine (free powder) $4.00/ small load
  • dryer $2.00 coin
  • gas hobs $2.00 coin
  • boiling water $2.00 coin
  • toilet (alternative public toilets 150m) $1.00 coin

SO PACK A SUPPLY OF $2.00 COINS AS YOU WILL NOT READILY CHANGE A NOTE IN THE VILLAGE

Sending Information

Should you wish your bounce box to remain unopened then its dimensions must be 440mm x 310mm x 225mm or smaller (NZ Post Size 4 box). The padlock / key / cash will need to be contained in a separate envelope taped to your bounce box.

The reason I open the boxes and repack in plastic bags is so that they will fit inside the lockers.

You have 24 / 7 access to your locker.

Three requests

I ask that when you visit The Sanctuary you respect your fellow traveller.
The Sanctuary needs honest people and goodwill or systems do not work.

I ask that unless you have paid for a bed in The Sanctuary and are a guest, that you do not push inside and use their kitchen and their facilities.

These guests have paid for these facilities and it is not fair to them.

Socialise in the café’s or bars, or at the DoC Day Room.

I ask the TA community to support this Bounce Box facility.

It is my intention to build a hut dedicated to TA walkers, and this hut will be open and free to the TA community.

Should I get your support then I will have the confidence to build, and so be better able to service those that follow in your footsteps.