Tracks

Great Walks Information

Milford Track
Milford Track
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 approximately 6 500 walkers during the Summer Season each year. Alm...
Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track
Track 2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track
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 mountain bikes May to September.
Kepler Track
Kepler Track
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
Abel Tasman Coast Track
Abel Tasman Coast Track
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 the national park coastline.
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Track 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 crater lakes, lava flows, and hot springs. A side-trip leads to the summi...
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.
Rakiura Track
Rakiura Track
Track 3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
Heaphy Coastline
Heaphy Coastline
Track 1 – 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
An easy overnighter along the palm-fringed coastline of the Heaphy Track.
Scott's Beach
Scott's Beach
Track 0 – 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
Beautiful walk to a golden, palm-edged beach and camping area at the end of the Heaphy Track

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.

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