One of the best websites for Kiwi hikers is backcountryNZ.com
It is edited by Jan Robertson from Auckland. He is a conservationist who likes nothing better than to tramp and photograph the astonishing New Zealand outdoors.
BestHike.com links to many of his hiking pages.
New Zealand Backcountry Hikes on backcountryNZ.com
I am a big fan of coastal hikes. In fact, I rank the best hike in the World the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island, in Canada.
To me coastal hiking is like mountain hiking, with the added treat of the ocean! Since I grew up 12hrs drive from the sea, perhaps it is still a novelty.
Whie sand beaches, aquamarine lagoons, picture perfect bays! One Israeli referred to Abel Tasman as hiking Gilligan’s Island.
51km (32.6mi), 5-days, 4-nights, this is the most popular multi-day hike in New Zealand. It’s ideal for all levels of experience and fitness.
More details on besthike.com Abel Tasman Coast Track
You may have heard of this adventure. It’s a long walk down the beautiful coast of New South Wales. A thru-hike for normal people.
David and Pennie Briese dreamed it. And then achieved it. Congratulations!
… time to walk, time to reflect and time to rejuvenate.
… splendid isolated beaches, around magnificent rock platforms, over windswept cliffs and headlands, though superb untouched forest, and past wetlands and lakes filled with birds.
Sounds lovely. But New South Wales is quite developed. They enjoyed a cold beer at the end of most stages!
Travelogue and photos.