New Zealand's multi-day hikes allow you to experience outdoor trekking holidays through some of the country's best scenery, native birds, wildlife, national parks and diverse landscapes.
There’s an incredible trail system in this country. There’s so much that has been geared toward the visitor getting to have hands on, feet on exploration and share the beauty.James Cameron World-renowned filmmaker
In the North Island, the spectacular 41 kilometre Tongariro Northern Circuit incorporates the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing day walk as it circumnavigates active volcano Mount Ngauruhoe. Take in dramatic views of volcanic peaks, jewel-like crater lakes, explosion pits and lava flows. Over in the Coromandel region, The Pinnacles Track traverses steep and rugged country and offers views over the Coromandel Peninsula and beyond.
Close to the tourist centres of Taupo and Rotorua, the 3-4 day Lake Waikaremoana track winds through 46 kilometres of pristine Te Urewera National Park rainforest visiting stunning lake-shores and wetlands. Listen to the amazing chorus of birdsong at sunrise and sunset.
Further South, hikers on the 51 kilometre Abel Tasman Coast Track travel alongside the stunning coastal Abel Tasman National Park and climb bush-covered headlands between golden-sand beaches. Plunge in to cool off, or hire kayaks to paddle in azure coves.
The West Coast's renowned Heaphy Track is the most diverse of the legendary 9 Great Walks. This challenging 4-6 day 82 kilometre walk follows an ancient Maori trail thorugh sub-alpine tussock grasslands to lush rainforests and then on through Nikau palm forests to ocean surf beaches.
Further south still, Stewart Island is a place where nature is still very much in charge. On the Rakiura Track you'll discover peace, birdsong and scenery that have barely changed in thousands of years.
There are many multi-day hikes to choose from and each offers a unique, incredible experience. Take a closer look at our list of the best multi-day hikes across New Zealand.