With around 30 percent of New Zealand's land area being officially protected with public access, there's no shortage of New Zealand hiking and walking opportunities at all levels. Whether you're looking for shorter walks up to a day long or a multi-day track through remote high country, you'll soon see why soaking up the breathtaking New Zealand scenery is a national past time and rite of passage for generations of kiwis.
This spectacular region is best seen in multiple ways, by coach, on the water and by foot. Enjoy a small group day excursion into Milford Sound. This tour includes a cruise deep into the fiord and select from one of a series of short walks with a local nature guide.
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing winds its way through the otherworldly landscapes of Tongariro National Park. This unique (almost lunar) environment makes it the perfect setting for a hiking adventure. Highlights Include: View stunning volcanic landscapes with twisted lava formations, volcanic steam vents. Vast craters, active volcanoes, boiling lakes, barren desert, lush forest, crystal-clear mountain streams, steaming geysers and emerald green lakes.
Discover Arthur's Pass National Park on this one day tour from Christchurch including one of the most scenic train journey in the world - The TranzAlpine. This 3-4 hour guided walk offers a fantastic insight into New Zealand's high country and the unique flora and fauna located here.
The walk of a lifetime ‘The Routeburn Track’ this self-guided hike gives you the freedom to take your time and truly experience the magnificence that make this walk truly outstanding. Combining the best of Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park this is as close to nature as it gets. Experience lush beech-forested valleys, towering Alps, pristine alpine lakes and rivers.
The Hump Ridge Track is a 3 day / 2 night, 62km (39 mile) circuit hike and is situated at the very bottom of New Zealand - and you need to be fit! It climbs high up on to the Hump Ridge and to the comfortable Okaka Lodge at 890 meters (2,920 feet), A scenic loop track amidst sandstone tors and mountain tarns at the very pinnacle of the ridge offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Stewart Island
The Abel Tasman is a place where beech forests give way to golden sands; seals play in warm crystal-clear waters and no one seems to have a care in the world. Cross over historic viaducts (bridges) in the heart very unique native forest.
Finally, you can do it all in just three days. On the Ultimate Sounds Adventure, spend one day hiking, one day sea kayaking and one day mountain biking. Take in the beauty and magic as you travel the length of the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds.
The Tekapo High Country Trek is a 3-day guided alpine hike through open tussock country above Lake Tekapo, with panoramic views of the Southern Alps and the Mackenzie Basin. The area is famed for its exceptionally clear skies and intense light, highlighting the turquoise-blue glacial lakes, golden grasses, and white snow-capped peaks.
Escape on an island adventure, the Rakiura Track is a 32-kilometre (20 mi) circular hiking track on the remote Stewart Island. On this great walk listen to birdsong, stroll along isolated beach’s and experience scenery that has barely changed in a thousand years.
Aoraki Mount Cook National Park offers New Zealand's most spectacular alpine scenery. With all but one of its 29 peaks over 3000m, it is New Zealand's climbing mecca. Most peaks are accessible only to experienced mountaineers. However, hiking or trekking is possible close to Mount Cook on the guided Ball Pass Trek, in the company of experienced mountain guides. A High level of Fitness Required
This 3 day Abel Tasman guided kayak and hike is Ideal for those short on time and want to experience the park in style. Either walk the entire length of the Abel Tasman Coastal Track or take your time and experience the highlights. You may choose to kayak sections or even take a day out relaxing on the beach or relax ay your beachfront lodge - just do what you want to do or even change your mind.
This is an easygoing, low altitude three day walk through the beautiful Hollyford Valley. Step into a dramatic wilderness valley and enter a lost world that hasn’t changed in thousands of years. The scenery here is geologically spectacular and ever-changing. Snow-capped mountains tower over lush rainforests, rivers, glaciers and waterfalls.
Dramatic is the term used to describe the alpine and volcanic landscapes of the World Heritage Area that is Tongariro National Park. During this small group hiking adventure you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide as you hike the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing and the Mount Ruapehu Crater Lake. A fascinating cultural history combined with volcanic wastelands, wild rivers, breath-taking lunar like landscapes, native forest and alpine meadows.
This unique Great Walk is a hut–to–hut hiking expedition, circumnavigating beautiful Lake Waikaremoana, with secluded beaches, a fascinating history and truly breathtaking views. You will be in the company of passionate, knowledgeable guides who can bring the forests to life with their intimate knowledge of the land and its unique flora and
Located at the top of the South Island, in the Marlborough Sounds, The Queen Charlotte Track is quickly becoming one of New Zealand’s classic walks and a “must do” on every international or domestic visitors itinerary. This itinerary allows the independent walker to walk the track in comfort and with ease.
Experience the landscapes of the Fiordland National Park such as the beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau, the tussock carpeted alpine tops and grandeur of Mt Luxmore and panoramic views of rivers, lakes and hanging valleys on one side and the Kepler Mountain range on the other.
The Milford Track is without a doubt the most well known of New Zealand's 'Great Walks'. The cost effective way to experience this 4 day walk is the freedom or Independent walk using Department of Conservation huts (carrying your own food and bedding). The track passes through the heart of Fiordland National Park all the way through to Milford Sound and has a long history.
The Heaphy Track is located in the Kahurangi National Park, in the north-west of the South Island, New Zealand. It belongs to the New Zealand Great Walks and is an astonishing hike through a range of landscapes. This guided tour is an all-inclusive 4-day track departing from Nelson and includes delicious fresh gourmet meals cooked by your friendly knowledgeable guide, transport, and accommodation in DOV huts. huts.
This all-encompassing Marlborough Sounds package incorporates the best the Marlborough Sounds has to offer in four days. You will have the opportunity to enjoy two days of gentle sea kayaking, two days of easy walking and an eco-tour and dolphin watching, all with the security and comfort of a guide, comfortable accommodation and delicious food.
Heralded as one of the countries premier walking trails The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's most relaxing coastal walks. From fern fringed bays and lush green forest to stunning skyline vistas its easy to see why. Top this with comfortable accommodation in nice lodges along with excellent three course meals and you have all the requirements of a fantastic hiking experience.
Experience the ultimate in luxury while walking the Queen Charlotte Track. Rest each night in comfortable boutique lodges and enjoy a meal matched with local fine Marlborough wines. Enjoy the splendour of walking the Queen Charlotte Track with a friendly knowledgeable guide.
The Queen Charlette Track was rated as one of the best new trips in the world by National Geographic Adventure in 2008.
The Banks Peninsula Track explores the remote outer bays around the Peninsula revealing a spectacular volcanic coastline with native bush, waterfalls and expansive sandy beaches with plenty of Seals and native birds to keep you company.
Take five days to be as active or relaxed as you wish, with three days walking the 38 km (23 Mile) Coastal Track and 2 extra days at each of the Beachfront Lodges. This is a fully Inclusive, Pack-Free, guided adventure into the World Famous Abel Tasman National Park. You may choose to do sections by kayak, walking or sailing.
Heralded as one of the countries premier walking trails The Queen Charlotte Track is one of New Zealand's most relaxing coastal walks. On the 5 day trip, you walk the entire track, but take a rest day on the fourth day at Portage Resort. You may chose to just sit around the pool, have a massage, rest and relax in the peaceful surroundings of the resort or you may like to take out a sea kayak with your guide for an afternoon paddle.
The famous Tongariro Crossing, Blackwater Rafting, Sea Kayaking, Geothermal activities are only a few of the highlights on this 5 Day North Island Trip. Experience the Maori Culture and many unforgettable adventures you might have on your bucket list in only 5 days.
Enjoy many highlights of the South Island on this 7 Day Trip. This journey is action-packed and includes various epic optional activities. Experience a Scenic Flight, go Bungy Jumping, Paragliding, Skydiving, biking, Horse Trekking or Canyoning. Cruise the Milford Sound or kayak in the Glacier Country. These are only a few of the many adventurous Add-Ons waiting for you.
Discover the best of New Zealand’s North Island in just 8 days. Get impressed by thermal wonders, stunning lakes and the incredible Tongariro National Parck and spend your nights in lodges located in serene locations - Hiking, Camping, Thermal Hot Pools and Volcanoes. Lake Waikaremoana, Tongariro National Park and Te Urewera National Park.
The hikes on this 8 day tour range up to 4 hours per day, taking in diverse scenery from coastal rainforests to alpine terrain. At the end of your day you will appreciate the handpicked accommodation all with ensuite. Most meals are also included.
We’ve picked all of the best bits around the South Island and cleverly squeezed them into eight unforgettable days, packing as much fun as possible into this Adventure Tour. Experience the best hikes, paddles and bike rides during this 8 day South Island of New Zealand. Activities like kayaking, wilderness Jet Boating, swimming with dolphins and many other highlights for you - An unforgettable journey.
Routeburn and Milford Tracks, Glaciers & More. The South Island of New Zealand is a haven for walkers and hikers. This self-drive New Zealand itinerary focuses on easy going guided walks for hikers of modest fitness who love being in the bush and the natural environment. No hiking experience is necessary.