The ten Great Walks of New Zealand are a collection of New Zealand's most popular and scenic multi-day walks.
All of the 10 Great Walks provide unparalleled access to some of the country’s most incredible natural landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage. They traverse national parks and other culturally significant protected areas which are home to some of New Zealand’s most endangered taonga (treasures).
Ensure you research which Great Walk is most suitable for your fitness level. It is essential that you know which skills and equipment are required, expected track and weather conditions, and how to limit your impact outdoors.
Marvel at the sacred Emerald Lakes and the Red Crater on this stunning alpine walk in the Tongariro National Park. Find out what to expect on the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk.
Paddle down the Whanganui River for a memorable trip through a wildly beautiful national park. Find out more about New Zealand's only water based Great Walk, the Whanganui Journey.
Journey into the enchanted green world that surrounds beautiful Lake Waikaremoana. Walk in Te Urewera area, the home of the Tūhoe people and venture through rainforest, wetlands and a magical 'goblin forest'. Find out how to book Lake Waikaremona Track, Great Walk.
Explore the beautiful beaches and remarkable rock formations and encounter cheeky wildlife amidst beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. Find out how to plan your Great Walk.
The Paparoa track is the 10th great walk of New Zealand and takes you through alpine tops, limestone landscapes and lush rainforests offering breath-taking views.
This ancient Maori trail crosses over tussock downs to lush forests, through nikau palms and onward to the roaring seas of the West Coast. Find out more about Heaphy Track, Great Walk.
With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes, this track links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park. Find out how to plan for the Routeburn Track, Great Walk.
New Zealand’s most famous walk, the Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years. The alpine and fiord scenery is as perfect as ever.
This awe-inspiring track was designed to show you all the best features of Fiordland - mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys. Find out how to book your Kepler Track Great Walk trek.
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. Find out how to plan your trek on the Rakiura Track, Great Walk.
Plan My Walk takes the guesswork out of your preparation by bringing together the right information needed for planning a safe and successful walk or tramp.
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