Accessing our extensive network of Walking tracks are one of the best ways to see New Zealand. There are hundreds of private and public walking tracks in New Zealand, and you can choose to walk independantly (freedom walking) or alternatively take part in guided walks or walking tours.
Walking tracks in New Zealand cover all terrians, and no matter your level of fitness there are many walking tracks or guided walks suitable for you.
Choose the guided walks options if you wish to be accompanied by experienced and knowledgable guides, a great way to learn more about our beautiful landscapes, rugged wilderness and raw nature.
Guided walking tours are a great way to see New Zealand. Day walks and multi-day adventures, with experienced guides with local knowledge - this is what memories are made of.
Accommodation is arranged for multi-day tours and transport to and from locations is usually handled by the tour company.
Private walking tracks have become very popular in recent years. Use this guide to explore your options for walking tracks over private land in New Zealand.
Private walking tracks can be experienced guided or unguided, and are often multi-day adventures with accommodation and meals provided. Meet real kiwi hosts who whould love to share their slice of New Zealand with you.
New Zealand has many regional public walking tracks, often shorter walks from a few minutes fo several hours.
Many public walking tracks started as a means to reaching an attraction, be it caves, lakes, scenic vistas or natuaral landscapes. Often the walk is every bit as good as the destination.
The Department of Conservation (DoC) provide many fantastic walking tracks in New Zealand. These include the "Great Walks" which include famous tracks such as Milford Track, the Abel Tasman Track and the Routeburn.
Most DoC tracks have an accommodation fee for huts and campsites, and some must be pre-booked.
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