Great Walks of New Zealand

Which Great Walk of New Zealand is right for you?

Which Great Walk of New Zealand is right for you?

With nine to choose from you want to make sure you pick the right Great Walk of New Zealand for you. Having recently walked all nine, we have you covered and have broken them down into categories to help you decide which one is for you.

The Routeburn, Milford or Kepler Track: which is the best Great Walk in Fiordland?

The Routeburn, Milford or Kepler Track: which is the best Great Walk in Fiordland?

The age old question: which of the Routeburn, Milford or Kepler Track should you do? We love them all, but we’ll also tell you which of the three is the best.

Everything you need to know to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Lake Waikaremoana Track

Lake Waikaremoana is the quietest of all the Great Walks and is perfect for those who love a back country style walk. Here's everything you need to know before embarking on this Great Walk.

38 Photos To Inspire You To Hike The Tongariro Northern Circuit

38 Photos To Inspire You To Hike The Tongariro Northern Circuit

We loved hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit. But it's one of those hikes where only the photos do it justice. Here's our favourite 38 to show you just how great this hike is.

Everything you need to know to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit

Everything you need to know to hike the Tongariro Northern Circuit

The Tongariro Northern Circuit may be one of the best hikes we've ever done! Here's everything you need to know know for this hike including the difficulty, how to book, how you can hike the whole thing in 2 days and what to expect from this stunning hike.

The Tongariro Northern Circuit in two days: walking under the shadow of volcanoes

The Tongariro Northern Circuit in two days: walking under the shadow of volcanoes

The Tongariro Northern Circuit has to be one of the best walks we’ve ever done. Hiking around this volcanic landscape was like walking through Mordor to Mount Doom.

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 Heaphy Track: the longest Great Walk of New Zealand

The Heaphy Track: the longest Great Walk of New Zealand

The Heaphy Track is the longest of all the Great Walks in New Zealand, coming in at nearly 80km across four days. It's often overlooked for its more glamorous neighbour - Abel Tasman - but we loved the quietness and diversity of this Great Walk.

Everything you need to know to hike the Abel Tasman Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Abel Tasman Track

Everything you need to know about the Abel Tasman Coast Track - one of the best in New Zealand: how difficult it is, how to book, water taxis and pack transport, what the huts are like and why you should hike this incredible 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. 

Everything you need to know to hike the Rakiura Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Rakiura Track

If you are looking for one of the quietest Great Walks in pristine wilderness then Stewart Island's Rakiura Track should be high on your list. The trail at the very South of New Zealand is an easy track that can be walked by anyone of average fitness.

Everything you need to know to hike the Kepler Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Kepler Track

The Kepler Track truly is one of the Great Walks in New Zealand and is one of our favourites. The ridge lines and views all the way through are stunning! We’ll tell you all about the elevation, difficulty, how to book onto the trail, description of each hut and everything you need to know about this epic hike.

45 photos to inspire you to hike the Kepler Track

45 photos to inspire you to hike the Kepler Track

We're only three trails into our 9 Great Walks in 9 Weeks and we're already wondering if the Kepler Track is going to be the best, it's that good. Situated in the stunning Fiordland National Park, the trail goes through forests into a ridgeline that gives million dollar views. But don't just take our word for it, see our photos below.

The Kepler Track: our favourite Great Walk so far

The Kepler Track: our favourite Great Walk so far

It's a controversial statement, but the Kepler Track is our favourite of the three Great Walks of New Zealand we've done so far (edging out the Routeburn and Milford). Want to know why we loved it so much? Well here's our account of the trail.

Everything you need to know to hike the Milford Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Milford Track

Everything you need to know to hike the Milford Track: how to book the hike, difficulty, what to expect, what the huts are like and a comprehensive guide to the finest walk in the world.

The Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World... in a monsoon

The Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World... in a monsoon

The second of our 9 Great Walks was The Milford Track,  something we'd been wanting to do for a decade now. Before starting the 9 Great Walks in 9 Weeks challenge, it was probably the hike we were looking forward to the most. It's an iconic track and we've heard about so many others doing it. However, we weren't quite so sure how much we were going to enjoy it when we saw the forecast...