North Island

Just minutes outside Taupo

Huka Falls Walk

A thundering 11 metre high waterfall

Coromandel Must-Do

Hot Water Beach

Dig your own hot tub

For LOTR fans

Tawhai Falls

Visit Gollum’s Pool

Spectacular ancient pine forest

Whirinaki Waterfall

Walking through a fairytale

National Park

Taranaki Falls and Tama Lakes

Lava flows en route

Part of the Hauraki Rail Trail

Karangahake Gorge

Gold mining history and relics

NZ’s National Museum

Te Papa Tongarewa National Museum

Free entry

Admire our native vegetation

Kerikeri River Track

Young Kauri, tōtara and more

Tirinui Crescent

Mount Paku

Coromandel Peninsula


Arai Te Uru Reserve Walk

Magnificient views over Hokianga Harbour

Tongariro National Park

Lake Rotopounamu

Easy walk below Mt Pihanga

360 degree views

Rangitoto Island Walk

Auckland’s youngest volcano

National Park

Cathedral Cove Walk

Easy Walk in Whangarei

AH Reed Memorial Park

Coromandel Peninsula

Wentworth Falls

To the top or around

Mt Maunganui

Explore the gorgeous coastline

Bay Of Islands Coastal Walkway

Watch white water rafting in action

Devils Punchbowl Falls

Nice views over twin lakes

Blue Lake – Tipitapu Walk

Easy stroll along the lake frontage

Lake Rotorua and Kuirau Park

One of New Zealands great walks

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Beautiful views of Wellington

Mount Victoria

Where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet

Cape Reinga Lighthouse Walk

Lord of the forest

Tane Mahuta Walk

South Island

Something for the fit

Ben Lomond Walk

Hike to the highest peak in Queenstown

Splendid views over Nelson Tasman

Centre of New Zealand Walk

Walk the Botanical Hill

Cycle Trail

West Coast Wilderness

From Kumara to Cowboy Paradise

Catlins Forest Park

McLean Falls

Explore lush native forest

Postcard-worthy views

Bob’s Peak Tiki Trail Walk

Zig-zag up the mountain through pine forest

Visit a Seal Colony

Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

South Bay to Point Kean

Akaroa Harbour

Onawe Pa Track

Visit a former Maori Pa site

Franz Josef

Waitangitaona Wetlands Walk

Enjoy spectacular mirror reflections


Cathedral Caves

Subject to tide and opening times

Marlborough Sounds

Queen Charlotte Sound Track

Multiple walk or bike options

Arthurs Pass

Devils Punchbowl Falls

NZs most stunning waterfall

South Island Classic

Franz Josef Glacier

360 views of Queenstown

Queenstown Hill Time Walk

Kura Tawhiti Reserve

Castle Hill

Stunning views of a braided river

Mount Sunday

Sea caves & rock pools

Truman Track

Excellent views over the Hokitika River

Hokitika Gorge

Famous mirror reflections

Lake Matheson Walk

Admire the 28m falls

Thunder Creek Falls

Native bird watching

Okarito Trig Walks

360 degree lakes and mountains

Mount Iron

West Coast Wonder

Pancake Rocks

Visit the glacier river pools

Blue Pools Walk

Get your best Insta pic

Roys Peak

A famous tree in NZ

The Wanaka Tree

Wildlife spotting

Nugget Point

Find the fossil forest

Curio Bay

Swing bridges, alpine lakes and glaciers

Hooker Valley Track

Koekohe beach

Moeraki Boulders

Visit a Seal Colony

Cape Foulwind

Imagine golden beaches and coastal bush.

Abel Tasman Walk

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