Find out about Banks Peninsula tramping, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region. We recommend that you check the Canterbury alerts page before heading out.
View the Walks for families in Canterbury brochure (PDF, 1,820K) and Mountain biking in Canterbury brochure (PDF, 1,500K).
The North Canterbury & Arthur’s Pass area offers walks and tracks for people of all ages and abilities. Walks in Arthur's Pass National Park, Cave Stream Scenic Reserve and Craigieburn Conservation Area range from short strolls to multi-day tramps.
The Christchurch & Banks Peninsula area includes many scenic walks and tramps that provide recreational opportunities for people of varying fitness and skill levels.
Discover some of the tracks and walks available in the Mid & South Canterbury area including tracks in the Mount Somers Conservation Area and Peel Forest Park.
There are a number of short valley walks in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. People with moderate tramping ability may also want to explore the Mueller Hut Route.
Whether visiting the Mackenzie Basin, Lake Tekapo or Ohau Conservation Area the Mackenzie Country & Waitaki area offers walks and tracks for people of varying fitness and skill levels.
An A-Z listing of all Canterbury tracks and walks.
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There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.
Discover the tracks and walks of the Otago region including the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Rees-Dart Track and Greenstone & Caples tracks.
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.
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.
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.
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