• Ruapekapeka Pa Track. 30 minutes, 1.5km.
  • Trounson Kauri Park Loop Track, 40 minutes, 1.6km.
  • Rainbow Falls Walk, 20 minutes, 800m.
Kauri • By matthew.


  • Hakarimata Rail Trail, Ngaruawahia. 30 minutes, 1.5km.
  • Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls, Te Mata (top viewing platform). 20 minutes.​

Central North Island

  • Waitonga Falls Track, Tongariro National Park. 1 hour 20 minutes, 4km.
  • Whakapapa Nature Walk, Tongariro National Park. 15 minutes.

Nelson / Marlborough

  • Waikoropupu Springs Walk, Golden Bay. 35 minutes.
  • Totara Walk, Pelorus Scenic Reserve. 30 minutes.
  • Circle Walk (to bridge only), Pelorus Scenic Reserve.
  • Tawa Walk,  Pelorus Scenic Reserve. 30 minutes
  • Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway, Kaikoura (first section at South Bay only). 10 minutes, 500m.
  • Bellbird Walk, Kerr Bay, St Arnaud. 15 minutes.


  • Seal Colony Walk, Cape Foulwind. 10 minutes, 800m.
  • Tawhai Walk, Tawhai Picnic Area west of Reefton (suitable for strollers). 5 minutes, 470m.
  • Rakaitane Walk, Arnold River Bridge, Moana (suitable for strollers). 30 minutes, 2.2km.
  • Waitangitaona Wetland Walk, Whataroa. 20 minutes.
  • Lake Matheson Walk (to jetty viewpoint), Fox Glacier. 40 minutes, 1km.
  • Minnehaha Walk, Fox Glacier. 20 minutes, 1.2km.
  • River Walk Lookout Track, Fox Glacier. 20 minutes, 800m.
  • Ōkārito Wetland Walk, Ōkārito. 20 minutes, 1km.
  • Peters Pool Walk, Franz Josef Glacier. 25 minutes, 1.2km.
  • Dolomite Point Walk, Punakaiki (excluding a side track with steps). 20 minutes.​
  • Colls Dam Walk, Nelson Creek (from Gows Creek car park). 40 minutes.
  • Kahikatea Walk, Lake Kaniere (suitable for strollers). 15 minutes, 1.2km.
  • Swamp Forest Walk, Ship Creek, Haast. 30 minutes, 1.5km.
Lake Matheson • By aardvark.


Pancake Rocks • By matthew. Licence: cc by-nc-nd.
  • Big Tree Walk, Peel Forest. 20 minutes, 870m.
  • Kaituna Valley Scenic Reserve, Kaituna Valley (suitable for strollers in fine weather). 20 minutes, 600m.
  • Ōtukaikino walk, Christchurch. 30 minutes, 1.2km.
  • Twizel River Trail, Twizel (suitable for strollers). 5-6 hours return, 24km return.
  • Ben Ohau Wetland, Twizel (suitable for strollers to gate). 20 minutes, 1km.
  • Marker Bay, Lake Pukaki (suitable for strollers). 20 minutes, 1km.
  • Millennium Walk, Arthur's Pass (suitable for strollers). 10 minutes, 40m.
  • Old Coach Road, Arthur's Pass (suitable for strollers). 30 minutes, 1.1km.
  • Kea Point Walk, Aoraki/Mount Cook (suitable for strollers). 1 hour, 2.8km.
  • Hooker Valley Walk, Aoraki/Mount Cook (to first viewpoint). 40 minutes, 900m.
  • Totara Walk, Talbot Forest, Geraldine (suitable for strollers). 20 minutes, 800m.
  • Mt Cook Village Paths, Aoraki/Mount Cook. 2km.


  • Pūrākaunui Falls (to top viewing platform only), Catlins Forest Park.
  • Roaring Billy Falls, Haast Highway. 25 minutes, 1km.
  • Thunder Creek Falls, Haast Highway. 5 min return. 0.2km.
  • Blue Pools Track, Haast Highway. 30 minutes, 1.5km.
  • Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, Arrowtown. 20 minutes, 860m.
  • Aramoana Saltmarsh Walking Track, Aramoana. 20 minutes, 700m.
  • Nugget Point Lighthouse Walk, Catlins. 30 minutes, 1.2km.
  • Petrified Forest Walk, Curio Bay. 5 minutes, 130m. 
  • Waipohatu Walking Track, Catlins. 30 minutes, 1.5km. 

Fiordland / Southland

  • Milford Foreshore Walk, Milford Sound. 30 minutes, 400m.
  • The Chasm Walk, Milford Road. 15 minutes, 400m.
  • Lake Gunn Nature Walk, Milford Road. 45 minutes, 2.1km.
  • Mirror Lakes Walk, Milford Road. 5 minutes, 460m.
  • Te Anau Lakeside Walking Track, Te Anau. 30 minutes, 1.7km.
  • Te Anau Wildlife Centre to Control Gates Walking Track, Te Anau. 50 minutes, 5.6km. 
  • Borland Nature Walking Track, near Tuatapere. 40 minutes, 2.2km.
  • Forks Flat Walking Track, Hokonui Forest. 1 hour, 5.6km.
  • Dolamore Track, Croydon Bush. 30 minutes, 2km.
  • Foveaux Walkway, Bluff. 3 hours, 6.2km.
  • Lee Bay, Stewart Island. 10 minutes, 250m.
  • Observation Rock Walking Track, Stewart Island. 5 minutes, 60m.

See also the book Accessible Walks by Anna and Andrew Jameson. It is available for purchase online.