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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South IslandWanaka Region

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

French Ridge Track

Matukituki Valley

Time: 4-5 hours, Distance: 7.2 km

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

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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 IslandNorthland

5.2 km return | 2 hours 30 minutes return

South IslandFiordland

Earland Falls walk

Milford Road

Earland Falls walk

Milford Road

Time: 6 hr return

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North IslandWellington Region

Whakanui Track

Rimutaka Forest Park

Whakanui Track

Rimutaka Forest Park

Time: 7 hrs

South IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 6 hours return

South IslandNelson Region

Jetty at Lake Rotoiti

Time: 5 hr return

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South IslandWest Coast

Historical gold mining artifacts along the trail

Time: 6 hr, Distance: 10.5km

North IslandWaikato

Mount / Mt Te Aroha Summit Track

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

Mount / Mt Te Aroha Summit Track

Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park

7.8 km return | 5 hours return

South IslandSouthland

Cannibal bay

Time: 5 hr return

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North IslandNorthland

7.3 km return | 5 hours return

South IslandWest Coast

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Lake Kaniere Walkway

Lake Kaniere Scenic Reserve

Time: 8 hr return

North IslandTaranaki

Pouakai Plateau Tarn after snowfall. 15 minutes from Hut.

Mangorei Track to Pouakai Hut

Pouakai Range, Egmont National Park

Mangorei Track to Pouakai Hut

Pouakai Range, Egmont National Park

10 km return | 4-5 hours return

South IslandCanterbury

Time: 5 hr 30 min to 6 hr 30 min 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 IslandQueenstown Region

Time: 4 - 6 hr

South IslandNelson Region

Kerr Bay

Time: 5 hrs return

North IslandCoromandel

Some stunning sights

Coromandel Walkway

Between Port Jackson and Port Charles

Coromandel Walkway

Between Port Jackson and Port Charles

10 km return | 7 hours return

South IslandMarlborough

Archers Track

Pelorus Sound

Archers Track

Pelorus Sound

Time: 3hr 30 min one way, 7hrs return trip