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Walking and Hiking in New Zealand

Put on your walking boots and explore the natural landscapes and vast wilderness areas of New Zealand.

Now that I’m in New Zealand I get to go on hikes and see all sorts of amazing things . It’s sort of awakened that childhood sense of the infinite possibility of nature.

James Cameron World-renowned filmmaker

There’s an incredible trail system in this country. There’s so much that has been geared toward the visitor getting to have hands on, feet on exploration and share the beauty.

James Cameron World renowned filmmaker

Day Walks

Exploring New Zealand’s walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the country’s outstanding natural beauty. Discover beautiful nature walks that are right on the doorstep of our cities and towns, and even in just a few hours you can experience some of New Zealand’s most picturesque scenery.

Christchurch - Canterbury
Hooker Valley, Mt Cook, Christchurch - Canterbury

By Miles Holden

Let the country roll towards you like an IMAX movie.

Christchurch - Canterbury

Christchurch - Canterbury


  • Azure Glacier Lakes
  • Stunning National Parks


  • By car: 3 hrs from Queenstown

Multi-Day Hikes

With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes, multi-day hikes like the Routeburn Track are not to be missed when visit New Zealand. There are a wide range of multi-day hikes to choose from, and each offer a unique alpine experience. Take a closer look at our list of the best multi-day hikes across New Zealand.

Routeburn Track, Fiordland

By Alistair Guthrie

James and Suzy Cameron explore the Routeburn Track in Fiordland National Park.




  • Soaring mountain peaks
  • Beautiful Lake Harris
  • Moss-draped forests


  • By car: 45mins from Queenstown
  • By car: 1hr from Te Anau

To compliment your hiking experience in New Zealand, why not explore alpine glaciers across the country, or escape to the seaside for a whale watching and dolphin swimming experience. Whatever adventures you are seeking, the options are unlimited. Book your New Zealand holiday now.

Top New Zealand Hikes

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