New Zealand

Walks in New Zealand

Medium
3.5 km return
1 hr

Mt Maunganui

A nice casual stroll up a well marked trail to the summit of Mt Maunganui where fantastic coastal views await you.

Very Hard
8 km return
6 hrs

Mt Ngauruhoe (aka Mt Doom)

The volcano where the one ring to rule them all was forged, or more accurately the volcano Mt Doom was modelled off for Lord of the Rings movies. Located just off the track on the Tongariro Crossing is a very intimidating climb to the summit of Mt Ngauruhoe. In recent years climbers have been encouraged not to climb it due to the dangers involved with climbing to the summit.

Medium
10 km return
6 hrs

Mt Ruapehu Crater Climb

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Very Hard
12.6 km return
8 hrs

Mt Taranaki

Active Stratovolcano located just east of New Plymouth on the North Island of New Zealand. 2nd highest mountain on the north island and was used as the backdrop in the film 'The Last Samurai' due to its similarity to Mt Fuji. You can see it all the way from the Tongariro Alpine Crossing on a clear day! It should only be climbed in summer unless you have proper mountaineering experience, even then expect it to be snow/ice capped. An excellent and challenging walk to the summit with a bit of everything - scree/hiking/scrambling/crossing ice plains.

Medium
6 km return
2 hrs

Mt Tauhara

A moderate hike to the summit that offers excellent views of Lake Taupo, Mt Ruapehu and Mt Tongariro. The track is very well marked however it branches off quite frequently, don't panic all tracks lead to the summit so you won't get lost. The summit has great views but the best views are a bit further down the ridge line on a rocky outcrop.

Easy
2 km return
30 mins

Ohau Stream and Waterfall

A stream and waterfall seal pups come to play in at certain times of the year

Medium
300 m return
30 mins

Paritutu Rock Summit

A short walk/scramble to the top of Paritutu Rock rewards you with premium coastal views perfect for watching the sunset. Located minutes from downtown New Plymouth.

Easy

Queen Charlotte Track

Choice of multiple days or day walks in the Marlborough Region, South Island. The town of Picton is a good base to prepare or start of your adventure. You can decide to combine your walk with: a drop off and pick-up by water taxi, a mountain bike, a sea kayak or simply walk. Stunning scenery on both sides from the Queen Charlotte Sound and Kenepuru Sound. Walking on good track with some challenging climbs and sections.

Easy
2 km return
20 mins

Queenstown Gardens Foreshore Walk

A short walk around the Queenstown Foreshore.

Easy
10.4 km return
3.5 hrs

Rakaia Gorge Walkway

The walkway follows the rim of the gorge providing views of the Rakaia River and Mt Hutt. Along the way there are a number of historical points of interest.