New Zealand's Great Walks are premier tracks that pass through diverse and spectacular scenery. From native forests, lakes and rivers to rugged mountain peaks, deep gorges and vast valleys...there's a Great Walk for everyone!
Great Walks tracks are well formed and easy to follow. While most people prefer to explore on their own terms, guided trips offer a bit more comfort. Great Walks are accessible from major towns that are well serviced by local operators and accommodation and transport providers.
2021/2022 bookings open
Take five minutes and learn how to prepare for a multiday tramp and #MakeItHomeNZ.
Dreamed of taking on one of our spectacular Great Walks but feel like you need some more training under your belt? Here are some helpful tips just for you.
Air New Zealand is a national partner with DOC for conservation, and is proud to support DOC's Great Walks.
From 15 December 2021 eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.