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New Zealand walks & hikes, attractions, things to do and places to go

Celebrity status comes easy for New Zealand outdoors attractions. The walk is so much more than getting there. The walk is an attraction with surprises around every corner of the walk.

Relish outdoors New Zealand with walks suitable for all fitness levels. Walks in New Zealand  range from coastal beach paths to meandering forest trails. Places to go uncover walks in sub-tropical Northland with roaring waterfalls accessible to all or stroll on a grassy foreshore where the founding document Treaty of Waitangi was initially signed. Discover where the wildlife lives in The Catlins and hear the sea lion’s roar. Delight in street art mural trails in the Bay of Plenty or wonder at nature’s creative power at Punakaiki pancake rocks.

Wherever you walk, memory moments are created. Thousands of tracks, trails and paths offer choice to suit all levels of fitness and experience.



  • Relax on a casual beach stroll with the promise of a cafe at the end. Some holidays are not about a challenging mountain climb rather it’s about getting outside, outdoors and collapsing with a coffee afterwards
  • Absorb the sight of fern filled valleys where fantasy worlds await in national parks. Let the imagination soar walking among mossy glens and magical waterfalls
  • Short walks where families and friends share the outdoor experience together. Nothing is better than walking at the pace of the youngest / oldest in the party. Build memories together in the great outdoors
  • Encounter unique wildlife and hear the forest echo with bird song. The thrill of being seranaded with a trilling bird song is spell binding
  • Enjoy walks where contrast and variety are packed into a dazzling package. From lush forest to stunning coastal scenery, amazing diversity creates interest. This is a hallmark of the GREAT WALKS OF NEW ZEALAND.
  • Delve into places hidden from view where geological forms challenge the senses. Extraordinary rock formations, volcanic bubbling earth and geothermal hot springs fascinate and enthrall. Nothing like a sensory soak in warm mineralised water after the walk makes for a perfect finish outdoors
  • Taste your way around New Zealand on walks past vineyards and artisan food producers. Walking is good for the health and a drop of wine, a sip of craft brew is all part of the good life


Grab the joy of walking without an arduous mountain ascent. Short walks or day hikes to outstanding scenic attractions are part of New Zealand’s charm, Top sights are ususually easily accessible, with hikes / tramps from 30 minutes to up to 2 hours.

Short Walks Inspiration
Routeburn Track, New Zealand
Tongariro, Turangi, , New Zealand

Well formed trails and easy to navigate signposts take the hassle out getting there. There is a walk for all fitness levels and a walk for those limited by time. From heritage trails, food trails, art and culture the outdoors offers a dazzling array of experiences for all tastes. Journey from the North Island to the South Island as you explore lush native forest, discover fascinating history and encounter unique wildlife.


There are numerous day walks and overnight hikes offering a chance to go further and explore indepth an area. These extended walks can be combined with pick up and drop off arrangements to ensure seamless transport options while you enjoy the walking experience.

Day Walks Inspiration
Karangahake Gorge New Zealand
Karioi Summit Track in Raglan Waikato, New Zealand
Cape Reinga, New Zealand

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