Discover New Zealand's wonders first-hand when you take one of the country's many spectacular day hikes.

With walks from 4 to 8 hours, New Zealand's day hikes offer something for everyone.

Traverse the rugged volcanic landscape of the North Island's famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing or explore picturesque coastal forests on the Te Whara Track.

In the South Island, majestic glaciers await when you walk the stunning Hooker Valley Track or challenge yourself with a climb to the top of Roy's Peak in Wanaka.

 

Find your ultimate day hike in the collection below.

Recommended Experiences

  1. Te Whara Track

    • Coastal forests
    • Panoramic coastal views
    • WWII radar station ruins

    GRADE: ADVANCED
    A reasonable level of fitness and experience is required for this walk.

    • 5 - 6 hrs
    • 7.5 km
    Voir plus
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    Northland & Bay of Islands

  2. Roy's Peak Track

    • Tussock grasslands
    • Panoramic mountain views
    • Lake views

    GRADE: EASY
    Closed for lambing 1 October - 10 November each year.

    • 5-6 hrs
    • 16 km (1300m climb)
    Voir plus
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    Wanaka

  3. Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    • Emerald Lakes
    • Panoramic views
    • Volcanic craters and lava flows

    GRADE: ADVANCED
    At peak times this walk can be very busy.

    • 8 hours
    • 19 km
    Voir plus
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    Taupō

  4. Te Aroha Summit Track

    • Mokena Geyser
    • Whakapipi Lookout
    • 360 degree views from summit

    GRADE: ADVANCED
    There are easier, shorter walks up and around Mount Te Aroha.

    • 3 hours (one way)
    • 8 km
    Voir plus

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