New Zealand

Our favourite trekking experiences in New Zealand

New Zealand is a hiker’s paradise. Renowned for its natural beauty, it has thousands of kilometres of walking trails, winding through mountains, geothermal wonders, lush forests and ancient glaciers.

In the North Island, head to Northland and the Bay of Islands for coastal scenery and white sandy beaches, Lake Taupo for lake views, or trek the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - one of the most highly rated day hikes on the planet for its spectacular alpine and volcanic landscapes.

In the South Island the Franz Josef glacier offers walks through ancient river valleys and out onto the ice. Queenstown, located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range, is a hiking hotspot. Explore the Mount Aspiring National Park and stay in luxurious lodge accommodation.

The 53-kilometre Milford Track is New Zealand’s most famous walk, with pristine lakes, valley views and tumbling waterfalls. Rest your legs at the plush Fiordland Lodge in Te Anau.

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