New Zealand Walks and Trails Highlights
New Zealand walks and trails offer an experience never to be forgotten. The simple action of putting one foot in front of the other is a way to feel the landscape through the soles of your feet. By having physical contact with the environment, you let it affect you. The sensations and scents of cool forest, rushing rivers, sun-warmed rock and salt-washed sand have the power to refresh and rejuvenate your spirit.
You can view more information about options for Tramping, Hiking, Guided Walks.
Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail - Canterbury
Developed proudly by the Hurunui Trails Trust is the newly opened Waipara Valley Vineyard Trail.
Clyde Wine Region - Central Otago
Central Otago, now the fastest growing wine region in New Zealand and known for its award winning Pinot Noir.
Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail - Central Otago
The Otago Goldfields Heritage Trail offers a year-round opportunity to appreciate the golden heritage of the Otago region.
Otago Central Rail Trail - Central Otago
The Otago Central Rail Trail is a unique recreational facility rich in history. Popular with walkers, mountain bike and horse riders.
Rocky's Goldmine Trail - Coromandel
A summary of scenic highlights in and around the Coromandel, including birdlife, scenery and local history.
Kauaeranga Valley - Mountain Biking - Coromandel
There's no better way to see the Kauaeranga Valley than by mountain bike.
Karangahake Walkway - Coromandel
The Karangahake Gorge and Walkway links Paeroa with Waihi, following the old Paeroa-Waihi railway.
Top of Mount Cargill - Dunedin
Some of the most spectacular views of Dunedin and the surrounding area are those from the top of Mount Cargill.
Tunnel Beach Walkway - Dunedin
Tunnel Beach, a strikingly different Dunedin walkway, with sea-carved sandstone cliffs, rock arches and caves.
Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail - Dunedin
The Catlins Coastal Heritage Trail includes isolated beaches, rugged coastline, local history, fossilised forest, and Hector's dolphins.
Cook's Cove - Eastland
On the trail of Captain Cook - Cook's Cove and Tolaga Bay.
Mahia Peninsula - Eastland
Find a slice of heaven on the Mahia Peninsula.
Milford, Hollyford, Routeburn and Kepler Tracks - Fiordland
Spectacular views and wilderness experiences on the Milford, Routeburn, Kepler, and Hollyford walking tracks.
Lake Tutira - Hawkes Bay
Lake Tutira is an idyllic picnicking and camping spot. Includes the Tutira Walkway, bird sanctuary, swimming, and trout fishing.
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve - Marlborough
Pelorus Bridge Scenic Reserve is a quaint little spot of paradise with a wide range of walking tracks.
Wairau Plain Wineries - Marlborough
The Wairau Plain, home to the largest grape growing area in New Zealand.
Queenstown Wine Trail - Queenstown
Explore the wineries throughout the Queenstown region on the Queenstown Wine Trail.
Tongariro Crossing - Ruapehu
The Tongariro Crossing, a one-day hike that does it all; alpine meadow, mountain summit, stunning volcanic features.
Hiking Trails - Tongariro National Park - Ruapehu
There are a number of scenic hiking trails around the Tongariro National Park, from a just one hour to five days.
Purakaunui Falls - Southland
A variety of walks leading to waterfalls and caves with stunning views at the reflection lake.
Catlins River Walk - Southland
Highlights of the Catlins including the Catlins River Walk, Curio Bay Petrified Forest, Slope Point, and Waipapa Point Lighthouse
Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track - Southland
Find nature and history on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track, New Zealand's newest walking track.
Waiohine Gorge - Wairarapa
Waiohine Gorge, Lake Wairarapa, Tararua Forest Park - enjoy walks and bird watching.
Rob Roy Glacier Track - Wanaka
An exceptional day walk that takes you into the alpine zone in just a few hours.
The Clutha, Lake Wanaka - Wanaka
The Clutha River outlet, at the south-eastern tip of Lake Wanaka, is popular with fishermen, families, joggers and cyclists.
Haast Pass - Wanaka
Haast Pass - spectacular scenery from Wanaka thru to the West Coast.