Discover New Zealand's dramatic landscapes, magnificent wilderness and stunning wildlife when you hike one of the country's Great Walks.

New Zealand has thousands of kilometres of hiking trails but sitting above them all are the nine Great Walks that journey through the country's most magnificent places and iconic locations.

North Island

Recommended Experiences

  1. Lake Waikaremoana Track

    • Prehistoric rainforest
    • Perfect sunsets
    • Birdsong & history

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE

    • 3-4 DAYS
    • 46 KM
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    Hawke's Bay

  2. Whanganui Journey

    • Native forest and beautiful birdsong
    • Ancient Maori heritage
    • A wild river journey

    Grade/ Best time of year
    Canoe journey / late Oct to late April

    • 5 DAYS
    • 145 km
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    Ruapehu

  3. Tongariro Northern Circuit

    • Active volcanoes
    • Emerald lakes
    • Wildflowers and waterfalls

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE
    Best time: late Oct to late Apr

    • 4 DAYS
    • 41 km
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    Ruapehu

South Island

Recommended Experiences

  1. Abel Tasman Coast Track

    • White sand beaches
    • Crystal-clear bays
    • Cheeky wildlife

    GRADE: EASY - INTERMEDIATE

    • 5 DAYS
    • 51 Kms
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    Nelson

  2. Heaphy Track

    • Unique & diverse landscapes
    • Fascinating plants & forests
    • Greenstone hunting heritage

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE

    • 4-6 DAYS
    • 78.4 KM
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    West Coast

  3. Routeburn Track

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

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE
    Best time: late Oct to late April

    • 3 DAYS
    • 32 km
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    Fiordland

  4. Milford track

    • New Zealand's tallest waterfall
    • Spectacular valleys & rivers
    • Glacier-carved fiords

    GRADE: EASY - INTERMEDIATE
    Best time: Late Oct to Late April

    • 4 DAYS
    • 53.5 KM
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    Fiordland

  5. Kepler Track

    • Tussock high country
    • Glacier-carved valleys
    • Cascading waterfalls

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE
    Best time: Late Oct to Late April

    • 4 DAYS
    • 60 KM
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    Fiordland

  6. Rakiura Track

    • Beautiful wilderness beaches
    • Birdsong and Brown Kiwis
    • Fascinating Maori history

    GRADE: INTERMEDIATE

    • 3 DAYS
    • 32 KMS
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    Stewart Island - Rakiura

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