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 IslandTaupo Region

Time: Depends on route taken

North IslandBay of Plenty

Tunnels!

Time: 1 hour round trip, Distance: 2.5km

North IslandTairāwhiti Gisborne

Ngutuoha Nature Trail

Te Urewera National Park

Ngutuoha Nature Trail

Te Urewera National Park

2 km return | 1 hour return

South IslandMarlborough

Whites bay

Whites Bay tracks

Eastern Marlborough

Whites Bay tracks

Eastern Marlborough

Time: 10 min to 8-9 hr return depending which track taken

South IslandNelson Region

Pillar point on the left and Cape Farewell on the right.

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

Pillar Point Lighthouse Track

Farewell Spit & Puponga Farm Park

3 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

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North IslandWellington Region

Mount Kaukau is the highest point overlooking Wellington Harbour.

North IslandTaranaki

Wilkies pool

Wilkies Pools Loop Track

Kaponga, Egmont National Park

Wilkies Pools Loop Track

Kaponga, Egmont National Park

Time: 1 - 1hr 30 min return

North IslandWaikato

Ruakuri Cave

3.3 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way

South IslandWest Coast

The water race supplied power to the mine

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

South IslandCoastal Otago

Stunner!

2 km return | 1 hour return

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North IslandRuapehu

Top of the world......  - Tama Lakes

Tama Lakes

Whakapapa Village

Tama Lakes

Whakapapa Village

17 km return | 5-6 hours return

South IslandWest Coast

Time: 2 hours return

South IslandWest Coast

Monro Beach - Look for Penguins!

4.7 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Alta

3 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

North IslandAuckland Region

Time: 2 hr 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 IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Observatory - Mt John

Mount John Summit Circuit

Lake Tekapo Walkway, direct route to summit

Mount John Summit Circuit

Lake Tekapo Walkway, direct route to summit

Approx 3 km return | 1 hour 30 minutes return

South IslandQueenstown Region

Lake Sylvan Track

4.6 km if returning via old tramline | 1 hour 40 minutes return via old tramline

North IslandBay of Plenty

View from the top

3.8 km return |1 hour 30 minutes return

North IslandBay of Plenty

Perfect unspoilt Orokawa bay

Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay walk

Orokawa Scenic Reserve

Waihi Beach to Orokawa Bay walk

Orokawa Scenic Reserve

45 mins one way

South IslandWest Coast

Cliffs at Cape Foulwind

3.4 km one-way | 1 hour 15 minutes one-way