Walking on the beach at Abel Tasman National Park

Walking in New Zealand - A Beginner's Guide

For many people planning a trip to New Zealand, one of the activities they’re looking forward to most of all is getting out and walking in our amazing outdoor landscapes.

The great thing about New Zealand is that we have so many excellent walking tracks which are very accessible, well maintained, with excellent facilities and signage and best of all will take you into some amazing countryside in no time at all. You don’t have to be super fit or even an experienced hiker, if you enjoy walking around your hometown (or the golf course!) there are literally hundreds of tracks all over the country you’ll love.

If you love the idea of getting out on foot in our great outdoors but not slogging through the 10-15 mile days that the overnight Great Walks like the Milford & Routeburn Tracks require, then this “Beginner's Guide to Walking in New Zealand” is for you...

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