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.