Map of New Zealand.
NorthlandAucklandCoromandelWaikatoBay of PlentyEast CoastCentral North IslandTaranakiManawatu/WhanganuiHawke’s BayWairarapaWellington/KapitiChatham IslandsNelson/TasmanMarlboroughWest CoastCanterburyOtagoFiordlandSouthland
Bay of Plenty.
East Coast.
Central North Island.
Hawke’s Bay.
Chatham Islands.
West Coast.


Sand patterns, Te Paki, Northland. Photo: C Rudge.

Learn about Northland's tracks and walks including Cape Brett Track in the Bay of Islands and the Waipu Caves Walk in the Whangarei area.


Kawa Kawa Bay, Auckland. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Auckland region, including Okura Bush and Goldie Bush walkways.


Wharekirauponga track.

Find out about Cathedral Cove Walk, Coromandel Walkway, Kauaeranga Kauri Trail and other tracks and walks in the Coromandel region.


Rainbow over Raglan farmland, Aotea Reserve. Photo: C Rudge.

Find out about tracks and walks in the Waikato region, including Pureora walking tracks, Pirongia walking tracks and the Waireinga/Bridal Veil Falls walk.

Bay of Plenty

Champagne Pool. Waiotapu Scenic Reserve.

Read about Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway, Tarawera Falls Track, and many other tracks and walks in the Bay of Plenty region.

East Coast

Lake Waikareiti at sunset, Te Urewera. Photo: C Rudge.

The East Coast region offers a variety of tracks and walks including the Lake Waikaremoana Track, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Central North Island

Mount Ruapehu with flax in the foreground, Tongariro National Park. Photo: Herb Christophers.

The Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, along with the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and Mt Ruapehu Crater climb, are all popular walks in the Central North Island region.


Road to Dawson Falls, Egmont National Park. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Learn about tracks and walks in the Taranaki region. Popular tracks include the Mount Taranaki Summit Track and the Around the Mountain Circuit.


Maori carving on meeting house, Koroniti Marae, Wanganui. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Explore the tracks and walks of Manawatu/Whanganui, including the Whanganui Journey, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Hawke’s Bay

Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay. Photo: Catherine Tiffen.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Hawke's Bay, including the Makahu Road track to Mangatainoka Hot Springs and Kaweka Road walks and tramping tracks.


View from Mt Holdsworth on the Powell - Jumbo circuit. Photo: Colin Miskelly.

Wairarapa walks include the Rimutaka Rail Trail and the classic walks Mt Holdsworth–Jumbo Circuit and Holdsworth–Kaitoke.


Driftwood on the beach, Kapiti Island. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Tracks and walks in the Wellington/Kapiti region include the popular Orongorongo Track and the classic Tararua Northern Crossing and Tararua Southern Crossing.

Chatham Islands

Nikau Bush Conservation Area.

There are walking tracks on four reserves on the main Chatham Island: Henga, Nikau Bush, J.M. Barker (Hapupu) and Ocean Mail.


Anchorage beach, Abel Tasman National Park. Photo: Andy Dennis.

The Nelson/Tasman region offers visitors an array of walking and tramping experiences, including two of New Zealand's Great Walks – the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Heaphy Track.


South Bay, Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway. Photo: John Mazey.

Explore some of the walks and tracks found in the Marlborough region, including the Queen Charlotte Track, Molesworth Station tramping tracks and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.

West Coast

Kahikatea, Lake Wahapo, South Westland. Photo: Les Molloy.

Walks in the West Coast region include Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes Walk, Fox Glacier Te Moeka o Tuawe Valley Walk, Franz Josef Glacier Walk and New Zealand's longest Great Walk, the Heaphy Track.


Lighthouse at dawn, Akaroa Harbour. Photo: M Perry.

Walking tracks from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region.


Mou Waho, Lake Wanaka. Photo: Nicola Vallance.

Discover the tracks and walks of the Otago region including the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Rees-Dart Track and Greenstone & Caples tracks.


Wire crossing on the Dusky Track.

Explore Fiordland's tracks and walks, including the Kepler, Milford and Routeburn Great Walks.


View from Rakiura Track - walking along Maori beach towards Halfmoon Bay. Photo B. Modie.

Explore the many tracks and walks in the Southland region, including the Rakiura Track Great Walk.

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