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 IslandBay of Plenty

Kohi Point

Kohi Point Walkway

Ohope beach to Whakatane

Kohi Point Walkway

Ohope beach to Whakatane

approx 8 km one-way | 3 hours one-way

North IslandNorthland

8.4 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Winter walking at Red Tarns

Red Tarns Track

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Red Tarns Track

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

2.3 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

North IslandNorthland

700 m return | 40 minutes return

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North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Looking to the sky

Regarded as the most comprehensive collection of Northern Hemisphere trees south of the equator.

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 IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Tauranga Loop Track

Waioeka Gorge

Tauranga Loop Track

Waioeka Gorge

approx 6 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandWanaka Region

Time: 3-4 hours. Distance: 6km

South IslandMarlborough

Wakamarina Track

Wakamarina Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Wakamarina Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Time: 8 hrs one way

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North IslandCoromandel

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

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

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

4.5 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

View from Lou's lookout

Lou's Lookout

Lake Waikaremoana

Lou's Lookout

Lake Waikaremoana

2 km return | 40 minutes 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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North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Onepoto Caves Track

Lake Waikaremoana

Onepoto Caves Track

Lake Waikaremoana

2 km return | 1 hours return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 6 hours return

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Ball Shelter Hut route

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Ball Shelter Hut route

Aoraki/Mount / Mt Cook Village

Time: 3 - 4 hr one way

South IslandCanterbury

Deer Spur track

Peel Forest Park

Deer Spur track

Peel Forest Park

Time: 2 hr return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 45 min