IntroductionDiscover your next adventure on one of our best day hikes.
Embark on an adventure in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world.
Hike through lush native bush and ancient forests, climb volcanic slopes, walk past glaciers, lakes and along rugged coastlines.
These day hikes are perfect for compact adventures with friends.
Share your adventure using #dayhikesnz.
Day hikes brochure (PDF, 9,050K)
Te Whara TrackNORTHLAND Follow in the footsteps of Northland's Maori ancestors. This challenging track climbs through coastal forest before revealing a spectacular 360-degree panorama.
5-6 hr one way
Moderate to high fitness required
Tongariro Alpine CrossingCENTRAL NORTH ISLAND Trek across a volcanic alpine landscape of dramatic contrasts – steaming vents, glacial valleys, ancient lava flows, alpine vegetation and vivid crater lakes, all with stunning views.
7-8 hr one way
High fitness required
Hooker Valley TrackCANTERBURY Enjoy the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana on this walk. Wind up the Hooker valley past alpine streams and glaciers, before standing in front of Hooker Lake in the shadow of Aoraki/Mount Cook.
3 hr return
Low fitness required