In a brilliant marketing strategy, New Zealand promotes 10 Great Walks.
It’s a bit of a laugh for Kiwis, actually. For one thing, one of the Great Walks is a river paddle.
Many Kiwis avoid the Great Walks because they are crowded with foreigners. They know other hikes that are just as good â€” but not on the list.
The most unique of the other hikes is the Queen Charlotte Track.
It’s a gorgeous ridge walk. Some viewpoints look down on waterways on both sides!
71km (44mi), 4-days, 3-nights, ideal for all levels of experience and fitness. You can even have a water taxi shuttle your pack from lodge to lodge.