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Hiking in New Zealand

On this page we will tell you all about hiking in New Zealand. Where to find the best multi day treks. Where to find the best short hikes. Things you should consider when planning to go hiking in New Zealand. While in New Zealand, we hiked several of the famous Great Walks and spent about three months traveling and hiking in New Zealand divided over two separate trips. Most of our time we were hiking, or tramping as the New Zealanders like to call this. In this page we will give you an overview of all the blogs we wrote about hiking in New Zealand. Some are old, some are new. They all come straight from the heart though because one thing is for sure: New Zealand has totally stolen our hearts!

Hiking in New Zealand on the Great Walks

The Great Walks are the most special multi-day treks in New Zealand. They have nine in total out of which we walked five. An important thing to keep in mind is that for all of these, the huts or campsites need to be booked well in advance. The walks are super popular and fully booked all throughout the high season!
The Routeburn Track
The Tongariro Northern Circuit
The Abel Tasman Coastal Track
The Kepler Track
We also hiked the Rakiura Track on Stewart Island but have not yet written a blog post about this trail. However if you have any questions about this walk, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
That our cover photo on the homepage and that we use for all of our social media cahnnels, the one with the hiking boots and walking poles, was actually made while hiking the Routeburn Track?

Other amazing hikes in New Zealand

Hiking in New Zealand doesn’t mean you will have to carry your large pack all the time. Tramping can be done anywhere in New Zealand and the routes vary from short to long. We made a list of our top 10 of best hikes in New Zealand and also wrote about various other hikes that we did:
Top 10 with the best hikes in New Zealand
Paddies Track to Bushline Hut in Nelson Lakes NP
Lake Daniells Track
The Tongariro Crossing
hiking in new zealand

Outdoor activities in New Zealand

If you don’t feel like hiking in New Zealand, there are a ton of other outdoor activities you can do. How about cycling an old railroad track? Or kayaking between ice bergs? Visiting the Hobbits in Hobbiton? We also wrote various blogs about this:
Things to do in New Zealand that don’t involve hiking
The ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans part I
The Ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans part II
Cycling the Otago Rail Trail

More blogs about New Zealand

But there’s more! We have written various other posts about our adventures in New Zealand and you can see them all by clicking here. These are our favorites:
Surprising New Zealand: the Clay Cliffs near Omarama
About my obsession with Middle Earth
24 Hours in Mount Cook National Park

Other hiking tips

For those of you who would like some general hiking advice, here are two posts that may give you an idea what are you getting yourself into when planning to go hiking in New Zealand:
Do’s and Don’ts in the mountain hut
Food on multi-day treks – our tips and tricks
We hope you find what you were looking for on this page. Hiking in New Zealand is always a pleasure and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed when heading over there. Whether you are hiking for a few hours or a few days, the landscape is always gorgeous and we can’t wait to head back again for a third time. If you have hiking tips for us, please let us know!!
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