Famous Walks of New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the most unique and surprising landscape in the world…and the best way to see it is by walking! Perfect for those who want active or moderate hikes (not too strenuous!) New Zealand offers a variety of breathtaking walks to suit every person’s taste and ability. Don’t want to camp?  No worries!  There are plenty of lodging options along the way!

MilfordTrack (South Island)

Perhaps the most famous walk in New Zealand, this 5-day hike takes you around the Milford Sound via beech forests, prairies, waterfalls, and Fiordland National Park. Perfect for those visiting Queenstown.

Routeburn Track (South Island)

This 3-day walk takes you through Fiordland National Parkand Mt. Aspiring National Parks. Moss-forests, crystal clear lakes, wide vistas, and beech forests will astound you.  Perfect for those based in Queenstown.

Abel Tasman Track (South Island)

This 3 or 5-day coastal track offers an in-depth look into Abel Tasman National Park. Located in the northern part of the island, this walk is perfect for those wanting only a few hours of walking each day.  Perfect for those based in Nelson.

Queen Charlotte Track (South Island)

Located in the Marlborough Sounds, this 4-day walk requires moderate fitness to trek over majestic hills while looking for dolphins.  Perfect for those based in Picton.

Hollyford Track (South Island)

Located with the Fiordland National Park, this 3-day walk takes you through lush rain forests, around snow-capped mountains and pristine lakes, and past cascading waterfalls before you experience the awe of Milford Sound.  Perfect for those staying in Queenstown.

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