Views up toward Mesopotamia from the Moorhouse Range.
Photograph: Matthew

Classic walks

Abel Tasman Coast Track
Abel Tasman Coast Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...
Dusky Track
Dusky Track  •  8 – 10 days. Medium. One way.
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...
Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track  •  4 – 6 days. Easy. One way.
A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...
Hillary Trail
Hillary Trail  •  4 – 6 days. Medium. One way.
A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track  •  4 days. Medium. One way.
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
Hump Ridge Track
Hump Ridge Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
The Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. Historic ...
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)  •  1 – 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
An overnight trip past old kauri dams to The Pinnacles, on Coromandel Peninsula.
Kepler Track
Kepler Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Lake Waikaremoana Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.
Milford Track
Milford Track  •  4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...
North West Circuit
North West Circuit  •  10 – 12 days. Medium. Loop track.
The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.
Paparoa Track
Paparoa Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
New track located in Paparoa National Park, and still under construction. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This track ...
Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic ...
Rakiura Track
Rakiura Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
Rees-Dart Track
Rees-Dart Track  •  3 – 4 days. Medium/hard. Loop track.
Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track  •  2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
St James Walkway
St James Walkway  •  5 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail  •  95 days. Medium. One way.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...
Te Paki Coastal Track
Te Paki Coastal Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Explore the Far North coastline around Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua.
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Tongariro Northern Circuit  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...

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Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls  •  Track, updated
A short, very high standard walk from the road. Well worth taking as the falls are spectacular
Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail  •  Track, updated
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)  •  Track, updated
An overnight trip past old kauri dams to The Pinnacles, on Coromandel Peninsula.
St James Walkway
St James Walkway  •  Track, updated
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
Dusky Track
Dusky Track  •  Track, updated
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...
Rees-Dart Track
Rees-Dart Track  •  Track, updated
Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
Hillary Trail
Hillary Trail  •  Track, updated
A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.
Te Paki Coastal Track
Te Paki Coastal Track  •  Track, updated
Explore the Far North coastline around Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua.
Welcome Flat
Welcome Flat  •  Track, updated
A frosty West Coast valley leading to good hot pools and magnificent mountain scenery on part of the Copland Track.
North West Circuit
North West Circuit  •  Track, updated
The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.
Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track  •  Track, updated
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic ...
Hump Ridge Track
Hump Ridge Track  •  Track, updated
The Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. Historic ...
Paparoa Track
Paparoa Track  •  Track, updated
New track located in Paparoa National Park, and still under construction. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This track ...
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Abel Tasman Coast Track  •  Track, updated
Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...

In the forums

Jumbo hut closed till further notice  •  TararuaHunter in Tracks, routes, and huts
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North branch of the Wilkin in November?  •  Hogsnort in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks for the comments. Looks like it is a go-er then! Cheers, Alan
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Ha. Funny. Just when I pull out, say 'that's all we're going to achieve here', and go home: and the ...
Tongariro rescue  •  waynowski in The campfire
extremely lucky to have cell phone coverage, thats the exception rather than the rule in the mountains
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Ive seen things in the papers here and thought Im sure I read that here first
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The Green Party press release, quoted in the original post, eventually links to the Govt action plan - http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/Documents/Other%20Plans%20and%20Strategies/West%20Coast%20Economic%20Development%20Action%20Plan%202017.pdf The pertinent ...
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Hi waynowski, thank you for the advice, I will try to contact someone in the Facebook group
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Would definitely second going to Mungo if you have the time to spare. Well worth the visit especially if you ...
madpom Garmin InReach Explorer+  •  madpom in Gear talk
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darken the door might not be the idea when you arrive in darkness
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There is a taped route off the Sentinel track but you would better than average bush craft skills
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FrankB Tongariro NP Parking  •  FrankB in The campfire
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doc are supposed to charge a penalty fee for people turning up without a booking and its double the normal ...
madpom Mt White Station Sale  •  madpom in The campfire
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