The ten Great Walks of New Zealand are a collection of New Zealand's most popular and scenic multi-day walks.
All of the 10 Great Walks provide unparalleled access to some of the country’s most incredible natural landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage. They traverse national parks and other culturally significant protected areas which are home to some of New Zealand’s most endangered taonga (treasures).
Ensure you research which Great Walk is most suitable for your fitness level. It is essential that you know which skills and equipment are required, expected track and weather conditions, and how to limit your impact outdoors.
This amazing walk encircles Mount Ngauruhoe, an active volcano in Tongariro National Park. You’ll see craters, explosion pits, lava flows and more.
Take a walk down the Whanganui River, without touching the ground. This memorable kayak or canoe adventure flows through a wildly beautiful national park.
Journey into the enchanted green world that surrounds beautiful Lake Waikaremoana. Venture through rainforest, wetlands and a magical ‘goblin forest'.
Explore the beautiful beaches and remarkable rock formations and encounter cheeky wildlife amidst beautiful Abel Tasman National Park.
The Paparoa track is the 10th great walk of New Zealand and takes you through alpine tops, limestone landscapes and lush rainforests offering breath-taking views.
This ancient Maori trail crosses over tussock downs to lush forests, through Nikau palms and onward to the roaring seas of the West Coast.
With soaring mountain peaks, huge valleys, waterfalls and jewel-like lakes, this track links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park.
New Zealand’s most famous walk, the Milford Track has been thrilling hikers for more than 150 years. The alpine and fiord scenery is as perfect as ever.
This awe-inspiring track was designed to show you all the best features of Fiordland - mountains, native forest, waterfalls and glacier-carved valleys.
Stewart Island is a world where nature is very much in charge. Discover peace, birdsong and scenery that has barely changed in thousands of years