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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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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

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 IslandWest Coast

Time: 40 min return

South IslandWest Coast

1 hr return

South IslandWest Coast

Limestone Cliffs on Trumans Track

1.4 km return | 30 minutes return

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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

South IslandQueenstown Region

View from the walk

Time: 45 min

North IslandNorthland

Time: 30 min Distance: 1.4 km

South IslandWest Coast

Perfect reflections

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Mirror Tarn walk

Oparara Basin

Time: 30 min

South IslandWanaka Region

Time: 30 min, Distance 1.5lm

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North IslandWaikato

Omaru Falls

Time: 1 hr return

North IslandWairarapa

Castlepoint lighthouse and surrounding rocky features

1.2 km return | 30 minutes return

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 IslandNelson Region

Wharariki Beach and Puponga Farm Park in behind.

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

Wharariki Beach Walk

Archway Islands

2 km return | 40 minutes return

South IslandCanterbury

Bealey Valley

Bealey Valley Walk

Arthur's Pass

Bealey Valley Walk

Arthur's Pass

2.4 km return | 50 minutes return (to river)

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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 IslandWest Coast

Restored Mining Town in Ross

Time: 45 minutes return Features Rainforest, gold history, relics, old cemetery.

North IslandRotorua Region

Okere Falls Track

Lake Rotoiti

Okere Falls Track

Lake Rotoiti

2.4 km return | 1 hour return

North IslandRotorua Region

Tarawera Falls

Time: 40 minutes return | Time: 1.4 km return

North IslandTaupo Region

Time: Depends on route taken

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Ngutuoha Nature Trail

Te Urewera National Park

Ngutuoha Nature Trail

Te Urewera National Park

2 km return | 1 hour return