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

Duke's Nose commands fine views of Whangaroa Harbour

(Kairara Rocks)

Duke's Nose Track

(Kairara Rocks)

Duke's Nose Track

500 m one-way | 45 minutes one-way

North IslandAuckland Region

The surf lifesaving tower at Te Henga

Bethells Rd to Constable Rd 8 km or 3 - 4 hr one way, Bethells Rd to O’Neill’s Bay 2 km or 45 min one way.

South IslandCoastal Otago

One of  Dunedin's most remote beaches

5 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

South IslandWest Coast

700 m return | 20 minutes return

South IslandWest Coast

One of the best places to experience a wild West Coast beach

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

Dune Lake Walk

Ship Creek

1 km return | 30 minutes return

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South IslandSouthland

1 km return | 20 minutes return

North IslandAuckland Region

approx 8 km return | 20 minutes to 3 hours return

South IslandWest Coast

1 hr return

North IslandWaikato

Omaru Falls

Time: 1 hr return

South IslandCoastal Otago

Old wharf at Aramoana

Aramoana

Port Chalmers

Aramoana

Port Chalmers

Upto 4 km return | upto 1 hour return

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North IslandWellington Region

approx 5 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandFiordland

Lake Manapouri

Frasers Beach Track

Lake Manapouri

Frasers Beach Track

Time: 30 minutes

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Hermitage - Walk starts behind it

Glencoe Walk

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Glencoe Walk

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Time: 30 min return

South IslandCoastal Otago

Moeraki Boulders

Penguin + Seal Viewing. Time: From 20 mins to 1 hour

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Hayes in magic morning light

Time: 2 hour loop

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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 IslandCoastal Otago

The beach at Sandfly Bay

Sandfly Bay Track

Otago Peninsula

Sandfly Bay Track

Otago Peninsula

2.5 km return | 1 hour return

South IslandWest Coast

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

South IslandWest Coast

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

North IslandNorthland

Busby Head from the track to Smugglers Bay

Busby Head Track

Bream Head Scenic Reserve - Whangarei Heads

Busby Head Track

Bream Head Scenic Reserve - Whangarei Heads

Time: 1 hr Distance: 3 km

North IslandWairarapa

Cape Palliser Lighthouse

1 km return | 20 minutes return