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Lake Waikaremoana Great WalkTongariro Northern CircuitWhanganui JourneyAbel Tasman Coast TrackHeaphy TrackMilford TrackKepler TrackRouteburn TrackRakiura Track
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk.
Tongariro Northern Circuit.
Whanganui Journey.
Abel Tasman Coast Track.
Heaphy Track.
Milford Track.
Kepler Track.
Routeburn Track.
Rakiura Track.

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Walkers on the shores of Lake Waikaremoana.

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.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

Walkers above Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

Winding its way around the active volcanoes Tongariro and Ngauruhoe is the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Whanganui Journey

Canoeing the Whanganui Journey.

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

Walkers on the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Sections of Inland Track impassable
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.

Heaphy Track

Walkers on the Heaphy Track.

Track closed due to storm damage
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.

Milford Track

Giants Gate Falls, Milford Track. Photo: Graham Dainty.

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.'

Kepler Track

Trampers on the Kepler Track. Photo copyright: Rob Suisted. DOC USE ONLY.

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!

Routeburn Track

Tramper climbing above Lake Mackenzie. Photo copyright: Rob Suisted. DOC USE ONLY.

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'.

Rakiura Track

Walkers on Maori Beach on the Rakiura Track.

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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1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

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