ActivitiesLand Activities

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

The surf lifesaving tower at Te Henga

Bethells Rd to Constable Rd 8 km or 3 - 4 hr one way, Bethells Rd to O’Neill’s Bay 2 km or 45 min one way.

South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

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

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North IslandTaranaki

Aerial view from Bush Ridge

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North IslandAuckland Region

approx 8 km return | 20 minutes to 3 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

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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

North IslandWellington Region

Matiu/Somes Island

Wellington Harbour

Matiu/Somes Island

Wellington Harbour

8 km return | 2-3 hours return

South IslandWest Coast

Tatare Tunnels Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

Tatare Tunnels Walk

Westland Tai Poutini National Park

3.6 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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North IslandOut East

Lake Waikareiti from the air

Lake Waikareiti Walk

Lake Waikaremoana

Lake Waikareiti Walk

Lake Waikaremoana

approx 5 km return | 2 hours return

South IslandQueenstown Region

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

North IslandWellington Region

approx 5 km return | 2 hours return

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South IslandCoastal Otago

Aramoana

Port Chalmers

Aramoana

Port Chalmers

Upto 4 km return | upto 1 hour return

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)

North IslandWairarapa

Deliverance Cove Track

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve

Deliverance Cove Track

Castlepoint Scenic Reserve

4 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

North IslandWaikato

Summit Track

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia

Summit Track

Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, Ngaruawahia

4 km return | 3 hours return (generous)

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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 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

South IslandCanterbury

Temple Basin walk

Arthur's Pass

Temple Basin walk

Arthur's Pass

Time: 3 hr return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Sawpit Gully

Time: 2 - 3 hour round trip

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

The scenery will take your breath away

Sealy Tarns Track

Mount / Mt Cook National Park

Sealy Tarns Track

Mount / Mt Cook National Park

4 km return | 3 hours return