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Walks in New Zealand are on a level purely of their own. With towering mountains overlooking glacial lakes, enchanting temperate rainforests and some of the best coastal trails in the world, this archipelagic nation will run your hiking boots ragged. 

The exquisite nature of hikes in New Zealand lies in its extraordinary range of landscapes and distinct seasons. Day hikes to jaw-dropping vistas are hardly uncommon and multi-day expeditions that will take you far and wide are unforgettable experiences. This is a land of monumental scenery and accessible beauty. 

With 13 national parks containing well-maintained trails, there’s a route for every ability. Challenging backcountry hikes are also exceptional in New Zealand, making this beautiful country a hiker’s paradise.


Top 20 best walks and hikes in New Zealand

    1
    Intermediate
    02:55
    6.70 mi
    2.3 mph
    475 ft
    475 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    2
    Difficult
    05:04
    8.17 mi
    1.6 mph
    3,175 ft
    3,175 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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  • 3
    Easy
    01:57
    4.22 mi
    2.2 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    4
    Easy
    01:36
    3.38 mi
    2.1 mph
    450 ft
    450 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    5
    Easy
    01:12
    2.78 mi
    2.3 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    6
    Difficult
    07:40
    9.65 mi
    1.3 mph
    4,425 ft
    4,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Mostly accessible paths. Sure-footedness required.
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    7
    Easy
    02:00
    4.53 mi
    2.3 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    8
    Intermediate
    03:36
    7.58 mi
    2.1 mph
    1,050 ft
    1,050 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    9
    Intermediate
    02:40
    4.49 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,600 ft
    1,600 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    10
    Difficult
    06:10
    12.4 mi
    2.0 mph
    2,225 ft
    2,225 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    11
    Intermediate
    02:25
    4.50 mi
    1.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    12
    Intermediate
    02:17
    3.96 mi
    1.7 mph
    1,250 ft
    1,250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    13
    Intermediate
    02:00
    4.08 mi
    2.0 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    14
    Difficult
    06:38
    6.23 mi
    0.9 mph
    3,425 ft
    3,425 ft
    Expert Hiking Tour. Very good fitness required. Sure-footedness, sturdy shoes and alpine experience required.
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    15
    Easy
    01:30
    2.87 mi
    1.9 mph
    650 ft
    650 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    16
    Intermediate
    03:19
    6.56 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    17
    Easy
    01:38
    3.19 mi
    1.9 mph
    675 ft
    675 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    18
    Intermediate
    04:38
    9.21 mi
    2.0 mph
    1,800 ft
    1,800 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    19
    Intermediate
    03:14
    6.91 mi
    2.1 mph
    950 ft
    950 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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    20
    Intermediate
    03:45
    8.70 mi
    2.3 mph
    525 ft
    525 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.
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