Exploring New Zealand’s walking and hiking trails is one of the most rewarding ways of seeing the country’s outstanding natural beauty.
With thousands of kilometres of tracks available to suit all levels of fitness and experience, you will be at one with the beautiful landscapes, vast native forests and stunning coastal regions along the way.
Local guides who are never short of a tale, keep you informed about the history of the region and fill you in on all you need to know about the native trees and wild life that you’ll discover.
So grab a pack and put on your walking boots as you embark on a once in a life time journey through New Zealand.
Coromandel Coastal Walkway
Experience the remote upper regions of the Coromandel Peninsula with a 10km self-guided trek over the Coromandel Coastal Walkway, traversing farmland, coastline and pristine native bush.
You will be welcomed by local guide and driven to the top of the peninsula, up the picturesque coastal road fringed with native Pohutukawa trees. If you’re lucky you may get the chance to follow a pod of Dolphins or Orca along the coast line. Be one of the few lucky people visiting the pristine north Coromandel - where most people don’t go!
Whirinaki Waterfall Track
Whirinaki Forest is an area of 60,000 ha with the most beautiful of New Zealand rainforests. It is famous for its distinctive varieties of ancient trees. On your walk you will see a huge variety of native trees and seldom seen types of birds, like the Karearea (falcon) or the Kaka (parrot). Immerse yourself in dense forest and be one with the ‘green lung’.
Tongariro Crossing or Tongariro Sunset Walk
The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is often named
as one of the best day hikes in the world. See the highlights of the park like South Crater, Emerald
and Blue Lakes, and Soda Springs while traversing through a variety of vegetation zones, from alpine bush to Tussock grass. At the end of the hike, you will be picked up for your transfer back to your accommodation. For a shorter walking option choose the guided Sunset Walk.
Queen Charlotte Track
Stretching between the Queen Charlotte and Keneperu Sound is the Queen Charlotte Track. A 70km track renowned for its stunning views and contrasting landscape, historical landmarks and wonderful variety of native bush and wildlife. You will be walking on one of the most beautiful sections of this track, through lush coastal forest, historic bays, and along skyline ridges with unsurpassed views of the Sounds.
Abel Tasman National Park
Abel Tasman National Park is renowned for its golden beaches, sculptured granite cliffs, and its world-famous coast track.
Routeburn Track and Milford Sound
Enjoy a leisurely, small group day trip to world famous Milford Sound (from October to April), including a boat cruise along the full length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea.
Then choose from either a series of short walks and exploration with a friendly, local nature guide or 2.5 hours hiking (unguided) on the renowned Routeburn Great Walk to Key Summit. This track is arguably the best day walk in Fiordland!