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Hiking New Zealand is the best way to see beautiful landscapes and explore vast wilderness areas. So grab a pack and put on your walking boots.

With thousands of kilometres of tracks, there are walking and hiking options to suit all levels of fitness and experience. 

Ranging between 30 mins and 3 hours, short walks are everywhere and easily fit into travel itineraries. For something a little longer our day hikes of 4 hours to 8 hours offer an amazing array of landscapes. Or check out one of the country's stunning multi-day hikes, including New Zealand's nine iconic Great Walks, which feature some of the country's most spectacular scenery. For hikes in a particular region visit our North Island and South Island hiking pages. 

New Zealand Walking Guide

New Zealand is a walker's paradise with nine Great Walks and hundreds of other trails. Click to download the New Zealand Walking Guide that showcases some of these spectacular walks.

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