Hiking through fern forest on the Hollyford Track

Image: DOC


Discover the Manaaki Trails – guided walking adventures in some of New Zealand’s most special places.


Let local experts guide you through stunning scenery and treasured environments, sharing their expertise and knowledge along the way. At the end of the day, you’ll experience the comforts of home with hot showers, delicious food and cosy accommodation.

Perfect for inexperienced hikers, Manaaki Trails require no navigation skills or specialist equipment and little hiking experience. This hosted journey provides hospitality for visitors in a way that is easy to access, comfortable, fun and safe. It gives you a unique and special experience in the outdoors.


Features of Manaaki Trails

  • 2-4 day guided walks on some of New Zealand's most special tracks
  • Hosted by guides with expert local knowledge
  • Located within easy access of transport hubs and tourist routes
  • Require no navigation skills, tramping experience or specialist equipment
  • Easy to book and pay for
  • Have conservation legacies so you know you're helping our environment
  • Operated by Qualmark licence holders - New Zealand tourism's official mark of quality


Manaaki is a core Māori value that means to support, give hospitality to, protect, look out for and take care of our manuhiri (visitors). It is this value that underpins Manaaki Trails.

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