Hiking in New Zealand

If you want to truly absorb the splendor of New Zealand’s stunning landscapes, grab a pack, your hiking boots and sense of adventure. It’s time to go exploring.

100% Pure Diversity

New Zealand hiking experiences range from leisurely hour long beach walks to week-long excursions through rainforests and mountains. There’s no better way to experience the diversity of New Zealand’s outdoors than by walking.

New Zealand has thousands of miles of trails. About 30 percent of the country is protected land and National Parks offer plenty of tracks to choose from. You can easily access every park and every terrain; from lush native rainforest and rugged coastal walks, through high country farmland and up spectacular glaciers.

Exploring the ‘Great Walks’

New Zealand has nine famous ‘Great Walks’. These hikes take you to the most magnificent placesin the country. The most well known of these is the Milford Track in Fiordland. The 33 mile journey takes you through pristine lakes, sky-scraping mountain peaks, enormous valley views and the cascade of the tallest waterfall in New Zealand.

The other Great Walks include Abel Tasman Coast, Heaphy Track, Kepler Track, Lake Waikaremoana, Rakiura Track, Routeburn Track, Tongariro Northern Circuit, and Whanganui Journey.

Also check out the brand new national walkway project, Te Araroa, which runs the entire length of the country!

Move those feet

Whether you chose to join one of the many guided tours or set out on your own adventure at your own pace, start planning your New Zealand hiking vacation now.

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