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Nel­son/ Tas­man

The Abel Tas­man Coast Track takes you across golden beaches and lush coastal na­tive bush. It in­cludes a river cross­ing and the chance for a re­fresh­ing swim on the way. It takes three to five days to walk the full 60km, or take wa­ter taxis in and out of dif­fer­ent points and walk in be­tween.


The Route­burn Track is per­haps our most fa­mous walk, bringing in visi­tors from all over the world. It is 32km and takes in moun­tains, mead­ows and alpine gar­dens over two to four days’ walk­ing. Or just walk in for the day from ei­ther Glenorchy or Te Anau.


Take in views of the beau­ti­ful Banks Penin­su­lar by fol­low­ing the Bri­dle Path across the Port Hills, 2.4km one way. Walk­ing the 4.8km re­turn trip will take you about two hours.

Cen­tral North Is­land

Ton­gariro Alpine Cross­ing is her­alded as the best one-day trek in New Zealand. It’s 19.4km, in­clud­ing some steep climbs, but the awe-in­spir­ing scenery makes it worth it.


The North Shore Coastal Walk is handy for city dwellers, and is a great day’s ex­er­cise. At 23km, it takes about seven hours to fin­ish.


The Cape Brett Track is 16.3km one way through na­tive and re­gen­er­at­ing bush. You’ll have the chance to spot dol­phins and seals as you walk along cliff faces with spec­tac­u­lar coastal views.


The Pu­tan­girua Pin­na­cles are an hour and 50 min­utes out of Mart­in­bor­ough and their oth­er­worldly beauty led to them be­ing fea­tured in Lord of the Rings. The walk is 7km and takes about three hours to com­plete.

Lake Waikare­moana, Te Urew­era Na­tional Park

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