New Zealand is our #1 hiking destination in the world.
Infrastructure is terrific.
The Great Walks of New Zealand are just a few of the terrific tramping adventures available.
The Great Walks network was established by the Department of Conservation in 1992.
- Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk
- Tongariro Northern Circuit – the second day of the circuit follows the Tongariro Alpine Crossing over volcanic terrain.
- Whanganui Journey — this is actually not a walk but a kayak voyage on New Zealand’s longest navigable river. It is however managed under the Great Walks system.
- Abel Tasman Coast Track – the most popular track.
- Heaphy Track – at 82 kilometres the longest of the walking tracks, delivering the biggest contrast from palm-fringed beaches to sub-alpine tussock grasslands.
- Routeburn Track – at 32 kilometres the shortest of the walking tracks.
- Milford Track – the most famous of the Great Walks.
- Paparoa Track and Pike29 Memorial Track – 55km track
- Kepler Track
Stewart Island / Rakiura
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