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

A bit of lunging along the Cascade Saddle Track

Time: 2 days, Distance: Approx. 60 km

South IslandMarlborough

Wakamarina Track

Wakamarina Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Wakamarina Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Time: 8 hrs one way

South IslandMount Cook - MacKenzie

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park is a rugged land of ice and rock, with 19 peaks over 3,000 metres including New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki...

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North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 8 - 10 hr

South IslandMarlborough

Pelorus Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Pelorus Track

Mount / Mt Richmond Forest Park

Time: 3-4 days one way

South IslandNelson Region

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Inland Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: 3 days, Distance: 37.5 km

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South IslandWest Coast

A  bit of mystery up the Inland Pack Track

North IslandRuapehu

Central Crater - Northern Circuit

Time: 3 - 4 days

South IslandStewart Island

Rakiura track; Kaipipi Road

Rakiura Track

Stewart Island

Rakiura Track

Stewart Island

Time: 3 days, 36km round trip

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South IslandQueenstown Region

Rees Dart Vista

Rees-Dart Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Rees-Dart Track

Mount / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 4 - 5 days

South IslandQueenstown Region

View along the Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

Fiordland National Park / Mt Aspiring National Park

Routeburn Track

Fiordland National Park / Mt Aspiring National Park

Time: 3 days, Distance: 32 km

South IslandNelson Region

Looking down at tarns near Lake Angelus

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Lake Angelus

Nelson Lakes National Park

Time: 2 - 3 days (5 - 9 hr each day with 3 route options)

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South IslandNelson Region

View of Mt Arthur across the Tablelands

Time: 2-4 days

South IslandFiordland

Milford Track

Fiordland National Park

Milford Track

Fiordland National Park

Time: 4 days, Distance: 53.5 km

South IslandWest Coast

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Karamea end of Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

North IslandRuapehu

Time: 4 - 6 days

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AndreaT

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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

Well formed track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman National Park

Time: From 1 hour to 5 days, Total Track Distance: 52 km

South IslandNelson Region

Walking the Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Heaphy Track

Kahurangi National Park

Time: 4 - 6 days, Distance: 78.4 km

South IslandStewart Island

Rakiura - untouched

Time: 9 - 11 days, Distance: 125 km

North IslandManawatu - Wanganui

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km