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  •  4 – 8 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 days. Medium. One way.
A four-day 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 new Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. ...
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 with a road section.
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
Rees / Dart Rivers
Rees / Dart Rivers  •  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.
A new track linking Te Paki with Spirits Bay in the Far North.
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 ...

What's new?

Discover Hakatere / Ashburton Lakes
Discover Hakatere / Ashburton Lakes  •  Article, updated
The open postglacial tussocklands between the Rangitata and Rakaia Rivers make for a great winter destination.
Moorhouse Range
Moorhouse Range  •  Track, updated
Climb to the low ridge of the Moorhouse Range near the Rangitata River.
Kelceys Bush
Kelceys Bush  •  Track, updated
An easy track along a creek in a valley of regenerated native broadleaf forest. This is a hour return walk located ...
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.
Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush
Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush  •  Track, added
Short forest walk.
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes  •  Article, updated
A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...
Coast to Coast: Christchurch to Hokitika
Coast to Coast: Christchurch to Hokitika  •  Article, updated
An tale of a crossing of the South Island from Waikuku Beach north of Christchurch to Hokitika.
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls  •  Track, updated
An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...
Pirongia Perambulation
Pirongia Perambulation  •  Article, updated
A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia.
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass  •  Article, updated
A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013
Gunns Bush
Gunns Bush  •  Track, updated
An easy track where a thick bed of moss grows underfoot. This track begins along the valley floor as you walk ...
Exploring the South Opuha
Exploring the South Opuha  •  Article, updated
A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie.
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route
Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts
Mount Barron Route
Mount Barron Route  •  Track, updated
Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.

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