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

8.4 km return | 2 hours return

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

South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

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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 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

South IslandWest Coast

View from the Bluffs

Time: 3 hr return

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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

South IslandWanaka Region

Time: 3-4 hours. Distance: 6km

North IslandWairarapa

Deliverance Cove Track

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve

Deliverance Cove Track

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve

4 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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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

North IslandAuckland Region

Marawhara

White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

Marawhara

White - Rose - Laird Thomson Circuit Track

Time: 2 hours return Distance: 3.2km

South IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 6 hours return

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North IslandWaikato

3.2 km return | 3 hours return

North IslandOut East

4.5 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Sawpit Gully

Time: 2 - 3 hour round trip

North IslandOut East

Tauranga Loop Track

Waioeka Gorge

Tauranga Loop Track

Waioeka Gorge

approx 6 km return | 2 hours 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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South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

View from the top of Mt John

Mount John via Lakeshore

Lake Tekapo Walkway

Mount John via Lakeshore

Lake Tekapo Walkway

7 km return | 3 hours return

South IslandWanaka Region

Up the Matukituki Valley to the Rob Roy Track

Rob Roy Track

Matukituki Valley

Rob Roy Track

Matukituki Valley

10 km return | 4 hours return

South IslandCanterbury

Time: 3 hr round trip

North IslandBay of Plenty

View from the top

3.8 km return |1 hour 30 minutes return