Walking and Hiking
Experience the real New Zealand through hiking and walking
Walking through the beautiful bush, across live volcanoes, on top of glaciers and majestic mountains and alongside breathtaking sea views.
Whether on a multi day tour or a shorter walk on the local trails, you’ll see why New Zealand’s tag line is 100% Pure. Explore the native flora and fauna and see wildlife up close and in their natural habitat.
A world of wonderment is waiting to be discovered so grab your pack and hiking boots and get into the wilderness.
Kiwi Holiday Parks have a range of accommodation options from tent sites to motel rooms and are located in great places throughout New Zealand with many great walks in each region.
Try one of these great hikes:
The Milford Track – 32 km This route was first pioneered by Maori in their search for greenstone (pounamu) and then as an established walking track when a path was cut up the Arthur Valley to the Sutherland Falls in 1888. Beginning at the head of Lake Te Anau , the 53.5 km Milford Track walk has long been hailed as the iconic New Zealand track which embodies this country’s geographical uniqueness and beauty.
Routeburn Track - 32 km This track is the shortest of the Great Walks. The track can only be completed one way. It has everything: mountains, rivers and streams, alpine lakes and tarns, herb fields, pristine forest, expansive mountain views and cascading
Abel Tasman – One of the easier walks in New Zealand along beautiful golden beaches and stunning ocean views of the Nelson region. This is also a great experience as a multi adventure trip combining walking, kayaking and mountain biking.
Heaphy Track - 78.4 km The longest of New Zealand’s Great Walks. Starting in Golden Bay at Brown Hut, the Heaphy track normally takes five days to reach its finish at Kohaihai on the West Coast. The Heaphy Track can only be completed one way and is highly regarded for its variety of landscapes. Podocarp bush, beech and nikau forests, numerous stream and rivers interspersed with tussock grassland will give walkers a variety of stunning scenery.
Kepler Track – 60km High alpine ridges, primordial forest, rugged gorges and wild flowing water await walkers on the track. Starting along the shores of Lake Te Anau, the Kepler walk is a nature enthusiast’s dream which involves some hard yards but stunning scenery.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing – 19.4 km Heralded as the best one-day trek in New Zealand, while others say it ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. New Zealand's oldest national park and a dual World Heritage Site. The Tongariro National Park is rich in both cultural identity and dramatic, awe-inspiring natural scenery. Unique landforms, including the volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu ensure the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered a world-renowned trek. Close to the quaint towns of Turangi and Lake Taupo. Check out DOC for more great walks and hikes