Great 9 Walks of New Zealand

Everything you need to know to paddle the Whanganui Journey

Everything you need to know to paddle the Whanganui Journey

The Whanganui River Journey is a fun alternative "Great Walk" and can be done by anyone (even novices like us). As it's not as straight forward as the other Great Walks, it requires a little planning to ensure you've got everything covered.

The Whanganui Journey: 5 days canoeing the Whanganui River

The Whanganui Journey: 5 days canoeing the Whanganui River

Our 7th Great Walk didn't involve walking, but canoeing for 5 days on the beautiful Whanganui River on the North Island of New Zealand. 

Everything you need to know to hike the Heaphy Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Heaphy Track

The Heaphy Track is the one of the longest of the Great Walks of New Zealand, so a little planning can make a huge difference to how much you enjoy this track. Here's our guide to everything you need to know before hiking the Heaphy Track.

The Abel Tasman Track: the easiest Great Walk of New Zealand

The Abel Tasman Track: the easiest Great Walk of New Zealand

The Abel Tasman Track is pure bliss for someone wanting to do a multi-day hike that's not too steep, not too long, has paradise views all the way and a water taxi service to take all the hassle out of bags and transport. At points it didn't feel like a hike, but a holiday stroll from beach to beach. 

The Routeburn Track: Our first of the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

The Routeburn Track: Our first of the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

Finally, after all the planning and waiting, the first of our 9 Great Walks was here, and we were beyond excited to be starting with the World famous Routeburn Track. It’s a hike we’ve both wanted to do for years and we couldn’t think of a better way to start our big challenge.

Our big announcement: the 9 Great walks of New Zealand in 9 weeks!

Our big announcement: the 9 Great walks of New Zealand in 9 weeks!

We've been working on this one for a while, but starting February 1st, we'll be embarking on our biggest hiking challenge yet: the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand in 9 weeks! How on earth do you co-ordinate something like this? Can we even do this? It'll be fun finding out!