Trekking New Zealand

Trekking in New Zealand

New Zealand has excellent opportunities for trekking all over the country and with 24% of the nations land in protected conservation areas, including 14 National Parks, the opportunities for trekking in New Zealand are endless.

Hiking New Zealand has a good many guided treks and trekking tours to meet your comfort and fitness levels. See the selection below or go to our Trip Search to quickly find the trekking trips that best suits your requirements.

Alpine Hike

Ball Pass Alpine Trek

  • 3 days @ NZ$1,300
  • Start/Finish: Tekapo return
  • Nights: Backcountry Huts

Be challenged by this awesome trekking adventure that takes you above Tasman Glacier (New Zealand's longest glacier) to the crest of Ball Pass, Descend 1000m into upper reaches of the famous Hooker Valley. Then trek along moraine...

Ball Pass Alpine Trek map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Kayaking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
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    Biking
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    Glacier Walking
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    Scuba Diving
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    Snorkelling
   
Hiking Safari

Volcanoes & Rainforest

  • 10 days @ NZ$2,480
  • Start/Finish: Auckland/ Wellington
  • Nights: Backcountry Huts, Camping

Be awed by the extent of wilderness that is hidden in the North Island. This tour visits an incredible number of hard-to-get-to or hard-to-know-about places. Hike the Jurassic-like rainforests and river gorges of Whirinaki and Urewera...

Volcanoes & Rainforest map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Kayaking
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    Caving
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    Touring
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    Rafting
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    Biking
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    Glacier Walking
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    Scuba Diving
   
Hiking Safari

West Coast Wilderness

  • 11 days @ NZ$2,580
  • Start/Finish: Nelson / Queenstown
  • Nights: Camping, Backcountry Huts

A unique opportunity to be totally immersed in pristine wilderness. Hike through lush rainforest in a limestone canyon, wade across crystal clear rivers, explore glowworm caves and gaze at the stars as you sleep under a giant rock...

West Coast Wilderness map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Touring
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    Kayaking
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    Glacier Walking
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    Caving
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    Helicopter Flight
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    Rafting
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    Biking
   
Hiking Safari

Secret South

  • 11 days @ NZ$2,580
  • Start/Finish: Queenstown/ Christchurch
  • Nights: Camping, Backcountry Huts

Take a journey to secret locations where rare wildlife play and exquisite scenery takes over. Enjoy the serenity of beautiful mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and calm fiords while hiking, kayaking, cycling and camping through the...

Secret South map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Day Hikes
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    Touring
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    Kayaking
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    Marine Mammals
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    Biking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
   
Hiking Safari

The Far North

  • 6 days @ NZ$1,280
  • Start/Finish: Auckland return
  • Nights: Camping

Reach the very tip of New Zealand, hike stunning coastal tracks, kayak around volcanic headlands, island outcrops and mangrove forest. Try your hand at sand-boarding massive dunes and snorkelling in clear waters, camp in secluded...

The Far North map
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    Day Hikes
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    Kayaking
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    Snorkelling
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    Touring
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
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    Biking
   
Great Hike

Hump Ridge Track

  • 3.5 days @ NZ$1,595
  • Start/Finish: Tuatapere/ Tuatapere
  • Nights: Lodges

Explore the southern edge of Fiordland and the unique combination of beach, bush and sub-alpine scenery. Traverse mighty wooden viaducts on the way to the historic Port Craig Village, once a bustling sawmill town. Experienced guides...

Hump Ridge Track map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Helicopter Flight
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    Kayaking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
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    Biking
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    Glacier Walking
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    Scuba Diving
   
Great Hike

Stewart Island Track

  • 4.5 days @ NZ$1,995
  • Start/Finish: Invercargill/Invercargill return
  • Nights: Camping, Backcountry Huts

The best chance most people will ever have to see New Zealand's national bird, the kiwi, in its natural environment. Breathe fresh sea air, hear rare bird calls and enjoy the solitude of Stewart Island. Travel by light plane to the...

Stewart Island Track map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Bird Watching
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    Scenic Flight
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    Kayaking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
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    Biking
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    Glacier Walking
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    Scuba Diving
   
Great Hike

Hollyford Walk

  • 3 days @ NZ$1,795
  • Start/Finish: Queenstown / Te Anau return
  • Nights: Lodges

Located in Fiordland National Park, the dramatic Hollyford Track is one of New Zealand's greatest walks, representing the country's most untouched and inspiring wilderness areas. The wilderness is geologically spectacular and...

Hollyford Walk map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Scenic Flight
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    Jet Boating
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    Kayaking
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    Rafting
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    Caving
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    Biking
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    Glacier Walking
   
Hiking Tour

South Island Adventure

  • 14 days @ US$5,059
  • Start/Finish: Christchurch return
  • Nights: Backcountry Huts, Lodges

This action-packed trip combines hiking, cycling and kayaking with other activities to give you an unforgettable adventure through the scenic highlights of New Zealand's South Island. Choose a three-day option of hiking in Nelson Lakes...

South Island Adventure map
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    Multi-day Hiking
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    Day Hikes
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    Touring
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    Kayaking
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    Biking
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    Snorkelling
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    Glacier Walking
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    Marine Mammals
   

 

 

For a wider selection of New Zealand trekking options see the following:

Great Hikes - Guided treks from 3-7 days with comfortable accommodation and delicious meals provided.

Hiking Safaris - Small group trekking tours involving multi-day hikes, camping and often kayaking and caving.

Hiking Tours - Tours involving day hikes and other outdoor activities such as cycling, kayaking & caving.

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