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On this 3-4 day Great Walk, trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana, the 'sea of rippling waters', pass giant podocarp trees and remote beaches, and enjoy breathtaking views from Panekire Bluff.
Winding its way around the active volcanoes Tongariro and Ngauruhoe is the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.
Paddle the Whanganui on a 145-km journey from Taumarunui to Pipiriki. A shorter canoe trip from Whakahoro to Pipiriki is also possible. Although a river journey, the Whanganui is part of the Great Walks network.
Abel Tasman Coast Track, one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, is an easy 3 – 5 day tramp that features stunning coastal views and tremendous beaches.
The 78.4 km Heaphy Track is the longest of the DOC Great Walks. Located in Kahurangi National Park, the track crosses expansive tussock downs, lush forests, and stunning coastline. Mountain biking is allowed on a seasonal basis.
Experience the stunning grandeur of the Milford Track - a 53.5 km Great Walk over 4 days in Fiordland National Park - said to be the ‘finest walk in the world.'
The Kepler Track is a 60 km, 3-4 day Great Walk loop track taking you from gentle, beech-forested lake shores to the tussocky mountain tops and back. A real adventure above the clouds!
Experience a walk of a lifetime on the Routeburn Track – a 32 km, 2-4 day Great Walk weaving amongst forested valleys, clear rivers, alpine lakes and views that are 'beautiful beyond words'.
The Rakiura Track Great Walk is found on Stewart Island/Rakiura, just a 20 minute flight from Invercargill or an hour by ferry from Bluff.
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