The 9 Great Walks (Top Tracks)

New Zealand's 9 Great Walks are premier tracks that pass through diverse and spectacular scenery. From native forests, lakes and rivers to rugged mountain peaks, deep gorges and vast valleys... Please see the Albums of each individual track, below.
The Abel Tasman Coast Track is located in the South Island Abel Tasman National Park on the north shores and is one of the nine New Zealand Great Walks.  South Island Between 3 and 5 Days 54 km Huts and camping must be booked in advance.

The Abel Tasman Coast Track is located in the South Island Abel Tasman National Park on the north shores and is one of the nine New Zealand Great Walks. South Island Between 3 and 5 Days 54 km Huts and camping must be booked in advance.

Located in the Kahurangi National Park, the Heaphy Track is the longest of the New Zealand Great Walks and as you can see from the map is in the north west region of the South Island.  Although is a four to six days long hike, the grade of 'good walking' has been given to it and it is described as suiting well-equiped and fit hikers.  You'll pass through a variety of terrains with all rivers and streams being bridged for crossings.  South Island 4 - 6 days 78.4 km

Located in the Kahurangi National Park, the Heaphy Track is the longest of the New Zealand Great Walks and as you can see from the map is in the north west region of the South Island. Although is a four to six days long hike, the grade of 'good walking' has been given to it and it is described as suiting well-equiped and fit hikers. You'll pass through a variety of terrains with all rivers and streams being bridged for crossings. South Island 4 - 6 days 78.4 km

The famous Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the New Zealand treks that are termed the Nine Great Walks in NZ. This is a longer experience than the one day New Zealand Tongariro Trek and is for the moderately fit walker at the least.  North Island 4 to 5 days  You need a pass during Peak Season, October to June.

The famous Tongariro Northern Circuit is one of the New Zealand treks that are termed the Nine Great Walks in NZ. This is a longer experience than the one day New Zealand Tongariro Trek and is for the moderately fit walker at the least. North Island 4 to 5 days You need a pass during Peak Season, October to June.

The Kepler Track is a circular hike that covers 60 kilometres while traversing the stunning and spectacular scenery of the Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand, and is one of the nine Great Walks  South Island 3 to- 4 days 60 km

The Kepler Track is a circular hike that covers 60 kilometres while traversing the stunning and spectacular scenery of the Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand, and is one of the nine Great Walks South Island 3 to- 4 days 60 km

There are a set of nine really popular New Zealand walks that is a great place to start researching your hiking holiday if you are looking for a walk that will provide you with access to exploring some of the most scenic parts of NZ's back country and National Parks.

There are a set of nine really popular New Zealand walks that is a great place to start researching your hiking holiday if you are looking for a walk that will provide you with access to exploring some of the most scenic parts of NZ's back country and National Parks.

The 32 kilometre Routeburn Track is situated in the southwest of the New Zealand South Island and runs in between the lakes of Te Anau, Milford Road, and Wakatipu.  South Island 3 day walk 32 kilometres

The 32 kilometre Routeburn Track is situated in the southwest of the New Zealand South Island and runs in between the lakes of Te Anau, Milford Road, and Wakatipu. South Island 3 day walk 32 kilometres

Although classified as one of the Great Walks, the Whanganui Journey is down a river in the National Park in New Zealand's North Island. A river trip in a kayak.  North Island 5 days 145 km  Peak Season is October to April - Pass required

Although classified as one of the Great Walks, the Whanganui Journey is down a river in the National Park in New Zealand's North Island. A river trip in a kayak. North Island 5 days 145 km Peak Season is October to April - Pass required

The 53.5 kilometre Milford Track, New Zealand, is located right in the Fiordland National Park that is also part of Te Wāhipounamu the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This is one of the most famous of the nine Great Walks  South Island 4 Days 53.5 km

The 53.5 kilometre Milford Track, New Zealand, is located right in the Fiordland National Park that is also part of Te Wāhipounamu the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area. This is one of the most famous of the nine Great Walks South Island 4 Days 53.5 km

The Rakiura Track is on New Zealand's Stewart Island so the first thing to do is decide how you are going to travel to the Island. You can choose to take a one hour ferry ride from Bluff or alternatively, a 20 minute flight from Invercargil will be slightly quicker.  Stewart Island, South 3 days 36 km

The Rakiura Track is on New Zealand's Stewart Island so the first thing to do is decide how you are going to travel to the Island. You can choose to take a one hour ferry ride from Bluff or alternatively, a 20 minute flight from Invercargil will be slightly quicker. Stewart Island, South 3 days 36 km

The Lake Waikaremoana Track in the Te Urewera National Park of the North Island New Zealand and is one of the nine Great Walks. The experience provides access to magnificent scenery, a terrain of mixed vegetation through forest, an abundance of bird life, and includes swimming and fishing opportunities.  North Island 3-4 Days 46 km

The Lake Waikaremoana Track in the Te Urewera National Park of the North Island New Zealand and is one of the nine Great Walks. The experience provides access to magnificent scenery, a terrain of mixed vegetation through forest, an abundance of bird life, and includes swimming and fishing opportunities. North Island 3-4 Days 46 km

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