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 IslandAuckland Region

approx 8 km return | 20 minutes to 3 hours return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Hayes in magic morning light

Time: 2 hour loop

South IslandStewart Island

Untouched goodness on Ulva Island

Ulva Island

Self Guided Walks

Ulva Island

Self Guided Walks

Approx 7 km return | approx 3 hours return (these are maximums)

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North IslandWaikato

10 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandWellington Region

Matiu/Somes Island

Wellington Harbour

Matiu/Somes Island

Wellington Harbour

8 km return | 2-3 hours return

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Hooker valley, beautiful

Hooker Valley Track

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Hooker Valley Track

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

10 km return | 3 hours return

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South IslandQueenstown Region

approx 7 km return | 2-3 hours return

North IslandOut East

looking out over the walk

5.8 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

North IslandRuapehu

Close up of Silica Rapids

Silica Rapids

Whakapapa Village

Silica Rapids

Whakapapa Village

7 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

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South IslandCanterbury

At the Top

Time: 3 hours Distance: 3.5km one way

North IslandBay of Plenty

One of the old rail tunnels

7 km one-way | 2 hours one-way

North IslandNorthland

Haruru Falls

Haruru Falls Track

Waitangi National Trust Mangrove Walk

Haruru Falls Track

Waitangi National Trust Mangrove Walk

approx 6 km one-way | 2 hours one-way

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South IslandCanterbury

Godley Head - Christchurch

8 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandCoromandel

6 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

North IslandWellington Region

Pencarrow Coastal Trail

East Harbour Regional Park

Pencarrow Coastal Trail

East Harbour Regional Park

approx 7 km one-way | 3 hours 30 minutes one-way

South IslandWest Coast

Mahinapua Walkway

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Mahinapua Walkway

Mahinapua Scenic Reserve

Time: 2 hr - 2 hr 30 min

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Nicola

Germany

Te Anau-Milford Hwy: We spend a couple of days on the road. Did little walks and camped at Lake Gunn DOC campsite. We recommend the Summit Walk incl.the Nature Track at the top.

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North IslandTaranaki

York Road Loop Track

Egmont National Park

York Road Loop Track

Egmont National Park

5.3 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandRuapehu

5 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandMarlborough

Wairau Lagoons Walk

Eastern Marlborough

Wairau Lagoons Walk

Eastern Marlborough

approx 8 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandWaikato

7 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return