Lose yourself in New Zealand’s natural beauty by exploring the regions on foot.
Sweeping coastlines, lush native bush and rugged mountain landscapes lie within easy reach of New Zealand’s most luxurious lodges, making every evening stroll or daytime wander a trip through an untouched paradise.
Northland is a region peppered with pristine beaches, remote coastlines and dense native bush, all of which can easily be explored on foot.
Experienced guides and staff will make a hike through stands of kauri or a walk along a pristine beach an authentic and unforgettable experience.
This coastal paradise can easily be explored by foot, kayak, or on a cruise boat and is a must-do for visitors who like to mix their physical activity with a healthy dose of relaxation.
Spend a morning hiking in tranquil native bush, then while away your afternoon sunbathing by the glassy water’s edge. For those in need of total privacy, let helicopter services take you to the region’s most isolated and idyllic beaches.
The stunning Canterbury region is the perfect place for outdoor pursuits and recreation. The imposing ranges of the Southern Alps offer some of the region’s most breath-taking views, and the lakes and rivers nestled in the rolling plains ensure pleasant scenes are waiting around every trail corner.
For walkers keen to spot a whale, the eco-friendly sensibilities and understated luxury of Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses, near the town of Kaikoura, make a great starting point from which to explore.
Nestled under the Southern Alps and surrounded by snow-capped peaks, river valleys and vibrant forest, Wanaka is an excellent region to explore by foot.
The Mount Iron Track is situated near the centre of town and rewards hikers with jaw-dropping 360 degree views at the end of a steep climb. Accessible only by helicopter, Minaret Station is an ideal place for hikers to rest and recuperate in picturesque isolation.
Guests can leave the world behind here, and enjoy an authentic alpine experience in a slice of Wanaka paradise.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular destinations, and for good reason. Flanked by the Remarkables, and sitting alongside Lake Wakatipu, this picturesque resort town offers up some truly spectacular walks and hikes.
From the luxury lodges, guests can enjoy several stunning walks, ranging from a trip down to the bustling town centre, a walk along the shore of Lake Wakitipu, or a hike through the Routebourn Flats, which begins in the nearby town of Glenorchy.