Walking in Mt Cook

6 Best Day Walks in the South Island

Want to explore New Zealand’s South Island on foot without spending days hiking?  Then this guide to the South Island’s best day walks is for you.

All the must-see destinations are covered like Abel Tasman National Park, Mt Cook, Queenstown, Franz Josef Glacier and more. We also include key facts like a handy difficulty guide, walk-distance, how to get there & things to see along the way. So strap on the boots and get walking.


Please note that there are times when some of these walks may not be open, due to weather events or other unforeseen circumstances.  If you book a MoaTrek New Zealand tour, your guide will be able to assist and will have up to date information.

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