New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.

Auckland region

Kawa Kawa Bay, Auckland. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

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

Waikato

Whale Bay, Raglan. Photo: Paul Schilov.

The Waikato area, within the Waikato region, features a wide range of walks – from walking to the summit of Kakepuku Mountain to strolling through a kauri grove at Hakarimata Scenic Reserve.

Coromandel region

Wharekirauponga track.

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

Bay of Plenty region

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.

Waitomo/Pureora

Cloud above Pirongia. Photo: Ketzal Sterling.

From a walk to Ruakuri Natural Tunnel in Ruakuri Scenic Reserve, to the Bog Inn Tramping Track in Pureora Forest Park, the Waitomo/Pureora area features a wide array of tracks and walks.

Taranaki region

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

Learn about the Taranaki's walks and tracks. You can take the loop track through Ratapihipihi Scenic Reserve or view the area's stunning coastline by walking the Whitecliffs Walkway.

Manawatu/Whanganui region

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.

Central North Island region

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.

 

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1. Plan your trip
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4. Know your limits
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Contacts

Kirikiriroa / Hamilton Office
Phone:      +64 7 858 1000
Email:   waikato@doc.govt.nz
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