travelers due to the exotic wildlife, stunning beaches, lush rainforests, magnificent national parks (14 protected areas covering over 30,000 kilometers), and grand mountaintop views. Whether you’re a thrill seeker looking to trek active volcanic regions or a beginner seeking a calm, guided tour, we want to help you navigate this majestic country.
The nine Great Walks are New Zealand’s premiere hiking tracks through her scenic backcountry. These multi-day hikes offer the option for both escorted and self-guided touring. The most famous of these is the Milford Track located in Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island. It has been revered as “the finest walk in the world” and there is no question why. Another infamous journey is the Whanganui Journey which is not a walk at all but rather a kayak voyage along New Zealand’s longest navigable river, the Whanganui River.