Introduction

View the revenue, the number of bookings and the bed nights booked in DOC huts and campsites on DOC’s Great Walks.

Great Walks 2020/21 bednights

View this year's Great walks bednight bookings to 30 September 2020 compared to those for 2019/20 at the same time last year. 

Great Walks 2020/21 bednights (PDF, 1,413K)

DOC managed Great Walk bookings data 2018/19 to present

In 2018 DOC moved the Great Walks booking functionality on to a new booking system. The new system provides better customer service and enables greater reporting on data sets. DOC will retain the historic data sets (below) but future reporting will be based on the new data set structure titled Realised Bookings year end June 2020.

  • Data set reflects realised bookings as year end June 30 2020.
  • Decreases in numbers are due to a combination of events including closures caused by extreme weather and COVID-19.
Milford Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $3,385,626 $1,303,699 -61%
Total bookings 6,095 3,249 -47%
Total bednights 21,300 11,837 -44%
Bednights NZ 10,779 5,861  
Bednights Int 10,521 5,976  
% New Zealanders 51% 50% -2%
% International visitors 49% 50% 2%
Routeburn Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $2,479,806 $1,056,486 -57%
Total bookings 10,003 7,055 -29%
Total bednights 27,744 14,855 -46%
Bednights NZ 12,506 6,495  
Bednights Int 15,238 8,360  
% New Zealanders 45% 44% -3%
% International visitors 55% 56% 2%
Kepler Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $2,811,894 $2,516,504 -11%
Total bookings 8,483 8,819 4%
Total bednights 30,690 23,455 -24%
Bednights NZ 13,203 9,564  
Bednights Int 17,487 13,891  
% New Zealanders 43% 41% -5%
% International visitors 57% 59% 4%
Abel Tasman Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $2,058,549 $1,876,982 -9%
Total bookings 16,677 15,124 -9%
Total bednights 78,418 62,077 -21%
Bednights NZ 42,531 33,924  
Bednights Int 35,887 28,153  
% New Zealanders 54% 55% 1%
% International visitors 46% 45% -1%
Rakiura Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $235,407 $259,396 10%
Total bookings 4,024 4,231 5%
Total bednights 12,948 11,503 -11%
Bednights NZ 7,100 6,749  
Bednights Int 5,848 4,754  
% New Zealanders 55% 59% 7%
% International visitors 45% 41% -8%
Paparoa Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) - $429,429 0%
Total bookings - 3,181 0%
Total bednights - 2,825 0%
Bednights NZ - 2,349  
Bednights Int - 476  
% New Zealanders 0% 83% 0%
% International visitors 0% 17% 0%
Tongariro Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $473,463 $437,990 -7%
Total bookings 5,115 4,780 -7%
Total bednights 17,939 13,735 -23%
Bednights NZ 6,809 5,303  
Bednights Int 11,130 8,432  
% New Zealanders 38% 39% 2%
% International visitors 62% 61% -1%
Whanganui Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $342,064 $297,217 -13%
Total bookings 3,219 3,047 -5%
Total bednights 19,008 15,475 -19%
Bednights NZ 11,041 8,967  
Bednights Int 7,967 6,508  
% New Zealanders 58% 58% 0%
% International visitors 42% 42% 0%
Heaphy Track Great Walk
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $729,945 $826,995 13%
Total bookings 5,020 5,477 9%
Total bednights 24,363 19,691 -19%
Bednights NZ 17,071 13,413  
Bednights Int 7,292 6,278  
% New Zealanders 70% 68% -3%
% International visitors 30% 32% 7%
Total Great Walk*
   2018/19   2019/20  % +/- 
Revenue (excl GST) $12,516,754 $9,004,698 -28%
Total bookings 58,636 54,963 -6%
Total bednights 232,410 175,453 -25%
Bednights NZ 121,040 92,625 -23%
Bednights Int 111,370 82,828 -26%
% New Zealanders 52% 53% 1%
% International visitors 48% 47% -1%

*Does not include Lake Waikaremoana data. Information on Te Urewera – Waikaremoana Great Walk may be requested from the Chief Executive of Te Uru Taumatua.

Great Walks bookings 2012/13 to 2018/19

DOC managed Great Walk visitor numbers – New Zealand (NZ) and international (Int) bookings year ending June
  Abel Tasman Coast Track Heaphy Track Kepler Track Milford Track Rakiura Track Routeburn Track Tongariro Northern Circuit Whanganui Journey Total all Great Walks
2012/13 NZ 12,457 4,297 3,348 2,522 1,887 4,708 2,236 4,256 35,711
Int 16,281 1,821 7,010 4,753 1,729 8,209 3,415 2,004 45,222
Total 28,738 6,118 10,358 7,275 3,616 12,917 5,651 6,260 80,933
2013/14 NZ 12,316 3,859 3,301 2,600 2,357 3,927 3,221 4,839 36,420
Int 19,331 1,972 7,725 4,644 1,920 7,910 4,434 2,578 50,514
Total 31,647 5,831 11,026 7,244 4,277 11,837 7,655 7,417 86,934
2014/15 NZ 14,172 4,643 2,957 2,522 2,561 4,528 3,316 5,267 39,966
Int 22,249 2,211 8,979 4,585 2,535 9,697 4,680 2,926 57,862
Total 36,421 6,854 11,936 7,107 5,096 14,225 7,996 8,193 97,828
2015/16 NZ 15,236 5,044 3,334 2,332 2,912 4,404 3,192 5,243 41,697
Int 26,868 2,751 10,034 4,777 3,118 11,626 5,680 3,753 68,607
Total 42,104 7,795 13,368 7,109 6,030 16,030 8,872 8,996 110,304
2016/17 NZ 15,211 5,043 3,312 2,776 2,847 4,592 2,937 4,735 41,453
Int 27,905 3,117 10,708 4,819 3,277 12,418 5,578 3,718 71,540
Total 43,116 8,160 14,020 7,595 6,124 17,010 8,515 8,453 112,993
2017/18 NZ 16,054 5,045 3,774 2,776 3,079 4,742 2,858 4,639 42,967
Int 27,350 2,964 10,270 4,539 3,584 12,676 5,795 3,867 71,045
Total 43,404 8,009 14,044 7,315 6,663 17,418 8,653 8,506 114,012
2018/19 NZ 18,902 6,460 5,397 3,605 3,883 6,606 3,334 5,151 57,430
Int 17,967 2,524 8,125 3,506 3,280 8,536 5,402 3,607 54,381
Total 36,869 8,984 13,522 7,111 7,163 15,142 8,736 8,758 111,811

 

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