Hiking New Zealand

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

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 places in 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 CoastHeaphy TrackKepler TrackLake Waikaremoana, Rakiura TrackRouteburn TrackTongariro 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.

  • From an hour walk to multi-day hikes, immerse yourself in nature.
    Abel Tasman Coast Track

    Explore the beautiful beaches and remarkable rock formations and encounter cheeky wildlife amidst beautiful Abel Tasman National…

  • Stop to soak up the scenery along the Routeburn Track.
    Routeburn Track

    With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes, this track links the Mount Aspiring National Park…

  • Pyke River Swingbridge, Fiordland’s longest swingbridge
    Hollyford Track

    Step into the dramatic Hollyford Valley and enter a world that looks the same today as it did thousands of years ago.

  • The stunning maze of Arthur Valley Play
    Milford Track

    New Zealand’s most famous walk, the Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years. The alpine and fiord…

  • Lake Matheson
    New Zealand's Favorite Short Walks

    A great selection of short walks in stunning locations for those who do not have the time required to experience a multi-day…

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    Hiking Trips in the Southern Alps

    Hiking in New Zealand is an experience like no other. There is no better way to take in this amazing destination than by foot.

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