Walking and hiking throughout New Zealand is the best way to see beautiful landscapes and explore vast wilderness areas.
Welcome to a walker’s paradise, where a network of trails winds past rugged coastlines, through farmland, river valleys and towering forest, to dramatic mountain ranges.
The diversity of tracks across New Zealand’s national parks and reserves means there’s something for everyone, from leisurely nature trails that bring unique ecosystems into focus, to challenging multi-day adventures in remote, untouched wilderness.
With thousands of kilometres of tracks, there are walking and hiking options to suit all levels of fitness and experience. New Zealand’s well-established and maintained trail network offers a remarkably diverse array of hikes for every ability and interest.
Tackle the Tongariro Crossing, walk through the Hooker Valley to get a glimpse of the tallest mountain in New Zealand, or make your way up to Roy's Peak for epic views of Lake Wanaka.
There are countless hikes all over Aotearoa. Check out the best hikes and most popular trails in New Zealand.
View The Outdoor Safety Code(opens in new window) for 5 simple rules to help you stay safe outdoors and tips on what you should know before you go.