Hiking New Zealand is the best way to immerse yourself in its iconic natural beauty. If you’re looking for diverse and accessible trails, you've come to the right place.

Endless trails. Endlessly enchanting. New Zealand remains a pristine land of glaciers, fiords, subtropical forests, beaches, bays, mountains and volcanoes; all ready for you to explore. We have thousands of miles of spectacular trails covering all kinds of terrain. Hike for an hour, a day, a week or a month! Choose the trail that suits your ability and schedule.

You can even hike the length and breadth of New Zealand on Te Araroa (that’s Maori for The Long Pathway). The interconnecting trails vary in difficulty, and soak in the natural splendour of New Zealand the whole way. If you like a challenge, try one the nine Great Walks you can explore below; these are 2-4 days and take you through New Zealand's most awe-inspiring landscapes.

Set out independently or with a walking and hiking tour provider. There’s no better way to experience the nature of New Zealand than by hiking. Discover another world, without leaving earth. 

The great walks of New Zealand

Lake Waikaremoana Walk

Lake Waikaremoana Walk,Eastland

Journey into the enchanted green world that surrounds beautiful Lake Waikaremoana. Venture through rainforest, wetlands and a magical 'goblin forest'.

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Tongariro Northern Circuit

Tongariro Northern Circuit,Ruapehu

This amazing walk encircles Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park. You'll see craters, explosion pits, lava flows and more.

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Whanganui Journey

Whanganui Journey,Whanganui

Wander down the Whanganui River without touching the ground. This memorable kayak or canoe adventure flows through a wildly beautiful national park.

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Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman Coast Track,Nelson

This idyllic coastal track links a myriad of crescent-shaped coves washed by the crystal-clear waters of Tasman Bay.

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Heaphy Track

West Coast
Heaphy Track,West Coast

This ancient Maori trail crosses over tussock downs to lush forests, through nikau palms and onward to the roaring seas of the West Coast.

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Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track,Fiordland

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

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Milford Track

Milford Track,Fiordland

New Zealand's most famous walk has been thrilling travellers for more than 100 years. The alpine and fiord scenery is as perfect as ever.

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Kepler Track

Kepler Track,Fiordland

This track was designed to show you all the best features of Fiordland - mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.

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Rakiura Track

Rakiura Track,Southland

Stewart Island is a world where nature is very much in charge. Discover peace, birdsong and scenery that has barely changed in thousands of years.

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