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.
Formed in 1992 as a means to protect these special places, this year marks their 30th anniversary. Join us in celebrating 30 Years of Great Walks.
Great Walks bookings are open for the 2022/23 season.
Select a DOC track to get the latest conditions and build your own plan with the Mountain Safety Council to share with others.
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.