Around the Mountain Circuit (Mount Taranaki)

In the southwestern corner of New Zealand’s North Island lies a lonely mountain by the name of Taranaki (aka Egmont). Rising some 2,518 m (8,261 ft) above sea level, it is recognized as one of the world’s most symmetric volcanoes, Read More …

Dusky Track

The Dusky Track is one of New Zealand’s toughest hikes. Measuring approximately 84 km (52 mi) from beginning to end, it crosses two mountain ranges, three valley systems, and includes some of the wettest, muddiest and buggiest conditions you are Read More …

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is commonly referred to as “New Zealand’s best day hike.” That’s a big call, considering the country has countless beautiful trails in a diverse range of landscapes, ranging from lush rainforests to snow-capped mountains to golden Read More …

Routeburn Track | New Zealand

Distance:  19.9 miles (32 km) Average Time:  2 days Start / Finish: The Divide – Routeburn shelter. For information on getting to and from the trailheads, see the Department of Conservation (DOC) website. Difficulty:  Easy to moderate Season : End of Read More …

Northwest Circuit | Stewart Island, New Zealand

Distance:  125 km (77.7 mi) Average Time: 8 or 9 days Start / Finish: Oban For transport options to and from Stewart Island, see the New Zealand Tourism Guide website. Difficulty:  Moderate to challenging Season: Year-round A winter tramp means Read More …

Kepler Track | Fiordland, New Zealand

Distance:  37.3 miles (60 km) Average Time:  3 days Start / Finish: Te Anau No transport required. Simply walk 4.5km out of town to the trailhead. Season:  October – April. Difficulty:   Easy Maps / Info: Online: For anything and everything Read More …

Abel Tasman Coast Track | New Zealand

Distance:  31.7 miles (51 km) Avg. Time:  3 or 4 days. Start / Finish: Marahau – Wainui car park. For information on getting to and from the trailheads, see the NZ Department of Conservation (DOC) website. Difficulty:   Easy Season: All-year-round. Read More …