OUR FAVOURITE SHORTER WALKS
You don’t have to hike one of the famous Great Walks but you should definitely take in the natural beauty of the country with a hike. Check out these other, just as stunning, walks.
The Queen Charlotte track offers a spectacular journey by foot or bike through the Marlborough Sounds. Walk or ride through lush bush, around historic bays and along skyline ridges.
The pinnacles track climbs through ruggedly beautiful mountain ranges in the Coromandel Peninsula. It's one of New Zealand's most popular overnight walks.
The Copland to Welcome Flat is a popular hike, on the west coast of the South Island. It offers stunning forest, river and alpine vistas as it winds its way up the Copland Valley towards the Welcome Flat Hot Pools.
The Travers Sabine Circuit is an epic 80km journey traversing through mountains, forest and alongside rushing streams in the Nelson National Park. An advanced - extreme track, it requires a high level of skill.
The Rees and Dart Track near Wanaka allows you to hike along two magnificent river valleys enclosed by towering mountains. A glacier side trip adds to the adventure.
Stewart Island is a world where nature is very much in charge. On the Rakiura track you'll discover peace, birdsong and scenery that has barely changed in thousands of years.
If you're short of time (or fitness), you still don't have to miss out. Try one of these stunning day walks.