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

Mount Manaia

Mount Manaia Track

Bream Head Scenic Reserve

Mount Manaia Track

Bream Head Scenic Reserve

4 km return | 2 hours return

North IslandNorthland

Spirits bay a special place

Te Paki Coastal Track

Kapowairua to Pandora

Te Paki Coastal Track

Kapowairua to Pandora

9 km one-way | 3 hours one-way

South IslandQueenstown Region

9 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandNorthland

Pukenui Forest Track

Western Hills and Pukenui Forest

Pukenui Forest Track

Western Hills and Pukenui Forest

8.2 km return | 4 hours return

North IslandNorthland

Kauri Grove Track

Tangihua Forest

Kauri Grove Track

Tangihua Forest

Time: 3hr return, Distance: 4km return

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South IslandWest Coast

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Kaniere Water Race Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 3 hr 30 min - 4 hr one way

South IslandFiordland

approx 7 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

South IslandNelson Region

Falls River Track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Falls River Track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

7 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandNorthland

8 km one-way | 3½ hours one-way including detours

North IslandWairarapa

Earth or Mars?

Pinnacles Track

Putangirua - Aorangi Forest Park

Pinnacles Track

Putangirua - Aorangi Forest Park

4km return | 2-4 hours return

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North IslandNorthland

9 km return | 3 hours return

South IslandMarlborough

Waikawa Bay - Marlborough Sounds

approx 9 km return | approx 3 hours return

North IslandRotorua Region

Rainbow Mountain

5 km return | 3 hours return to summit

South IslandQueenstown Region

approx 6 km return | 3 hours 30 minutes return to bushline

South IslandCanterbury

Time: 2.5 hours return

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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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South IslandCanterbury

Temple Basin walk

Arthur's Pass

Temple Basin walk

Arthur's Pass

Time: 3 hr return

South IslandWanaka Region

Sawyer Burn Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Sawyer Burn Track

Haast Pass/Tioripatea

Time: 4 hrs return

North IslandBay of Plenty

Time: 2 hr 30 min return

North IslandWaikato

Summit Track

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia

Summit Track

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia

4 km return | 3 hours return (generous)

South IslandWanaka Region

West Matukituki Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

West Matukituki Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 1 hr 30 min - 2 hr 30 min, Distance: 3.2 - 9 km depending on section(s) of track taken