Walking

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Walking and Trekking

Walking and trekking the tracks throughout New Zealand is top of the to-do list for many travellers to New Zealand. From gentle, scenic short walks to multi-day adventures, experience Aotearoa on foot and immerse yourself in the bush, beach and wilderness you came to see.

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North IslandNorthland

5.2 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Mount / Mt John

Lake Alexandrina round trip

Mount / Mt John

Lake Alexandrina round trip

Time: 6-8 hours, 26km round trip

South IslandNelson Region

Puponga Hilltop Walk

Puponga hilltop walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Puponga hilltop walk

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Time: 2-3 hr one way

North IslandHawkes Bay

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Track

Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

Sunrise Track

Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

approx 13 km return | 5 hours return

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North IslandNorthland

Tidal stream at Tapotupotu Bay

Te Paki Coastal Track

Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga

Te Paki Coastal Track

Tapotupotu Bay to Cape Reinga

5 km one-way | 3 hours one-way

South IslandWest Coast

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Croesus Track

Paparoa National Park

Time: 7 - 8 hr, Distance: 18 km

South IslandFiordland

Earland Falls walk

Milford Road

Earland Falls walk

Milford Road

Time: 6 hr return

South IslandCanterbury

Time: 5 - 6 hr return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 6 hours return

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North IslandOut East

North IslandWellington Region

Whakanui Track

Rimutaka Forest Park

Whakanui Track

Rimutaka Forest Park

Time: 7 hrs

South IslandWest Coast

Time: 4 hours one way

North IslandTaupo Region

Time: 4 - 5 hr, Distance: 13 km return

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The new Mueller Hut

10.4 km return | 7 hours return

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AndreaT

Germany

If going by campervan, don't underestimate the distances, eat at The Beach House in Riverton, do the Rob Valley track, have windshield insurance, expect changing weather.

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South IslandWanaka Region

Stunning Lake Wanaka views abound on the Walk

16 km return | 6 hours return

North IslandNorthland

Dune plants on Te Paki Stream

Te Paki Coastal Track

Twilight Beach to Te Paki Stream

Te Paki Coastal Track

Twilight Beach to Te Paki Stream

11 km one-way | 4 hours 30 minutes one-way

South IslandWest Coast

Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut

17 km return | 4 hours return

South IslandCanterbury

Avalanche Peak Track

Time: 6 - 8 hr return

South IslandNelson Region

Jetty at Lake Rotoiti

Time: 5 hr return