Hiking Trips in New Zealand
The 6 hour return hike to Tama Lakes is a very good alternative to the Tongariro Crossing. There are stunning views of both the lakes and the volcanic range. The hike forms part of the Tongaririo Northern Circuit.
Bushline Hut is another easy over-night tramp from St. Arnaud especially popular with families at the weekends. The hut is not far from the Robert Ridge route to Angelus Hut and can easily be used to break up this trip. However even a simple in and out tramp along Paddys Track will provide you with stunning vistas of the Tasman and Marlborough regions.
Lakehead Hut is an easy three hour tramp from St. Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes National Park. The hut is the gateway to longer tramps in the park including the Travers-Sabine Alpine route. For those looking for a shorter tramp in the park Lakehead Hut is ideal with an easy forest track and great views of the mountain ranges from its deck.
The Tongariro Northern Circuit is a three to five day hike around some of the most stunning scenery in New Zealand. The alienesque landscape is breathtaking as
are the views from the top of Red Crater the high point of the tramp, unless you venture up 'Mt. Doom' (Mount Ngauruhoe) of course!
An easy two day tramp to a lovely hut in the heart of the Whirinaki Forest Park
An easy, popular tramp to a large hut in the Coromandel Forest Park
Abel Tasman Coastal Track
The Abel Tasman Coastal Track is a multi-day hike with a number of options. It can be hiked or kayaked and there are plenty of campsites to stay at plus four DOC huts. Booking is essential as this tramp is exceedingly popular. This tramping report visits a number of the smaller campsites along the track.
A recently upgarded route through the Whirinaki Park to a lovely hut.
An easy to medium two day tramp through lovely forest to a great hut.
Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk - Te Urewera National Park
The Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk is a circuit tramp through beautiful beech forest and alongside a stunning lake. With five huts and a number of campsites, the walk can be done in three to five days depending on time allowed. This tramp report describes the route in the less popular clockwise direction, saving the walk along the Panekiri ridge for the last two days.
An easy to medium two day river bed tramp to a lovely hut in the beautiful Te Urewera National Park.
Te Waiti - Pakihi Circuit, Urutawa Conservation Area
A three day tramp in the beautiful Urutawa Conservation area. Start and end with a day of easy benched track through bush-clad stream valleys. The second day a long tramp across the ridge separating the two streams.
An easy two day tramp with great views in the Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park.
A hut full of character surrounded by lots of wildlife.
Upper Whirinaki Hut, Whirinaki Forest Park
Two day tramp through the stunning Whirinaki Forest Park.
This hut is situated in a lovely spot overlooking the Horomanga River. A great area to spend some time tramping. Good for fishing and hunting too.
A lovely easy-medium tramp along the Pakihi Stream. Just one river crossing to reach a small hut in a remote area of the New Zealand bush.
Waimana Valley, Te Urewera National Park
Four day tramp in the beautiful and remote Waimana Valley.
Three day hike across alpine terrain with stunning mountain and lake views.
Hard but rewarding day hike to the highest peak on Rarotonga.
Popular cross island day hike with handy swimming hole at the end.
Easy half day lakeside track with stunning views and wheelchair access.
Two day tramp, part bush track, part river bed hike to a small hut in the Waioeka Gorge area.
A day hike through beautiful bush, past old settlement sites along a scenic river track.
Another trip back to this lovely hut in the north of the Urewera National Park.
A short tramp to a classic hunter's hut in the Waimana valley of the Te Urewera Park.
Two day trip to a popular hut situated on an old settlement with a side trip to a 70m waterfall.
Beautiful hut on an easy track situated at a lovely river junction.
A long tramp to a classic hut situated in the heart of the Urewera Park.
An easy, popular circuit route in the Whirinaki Forest Park with beautiful forest scenery.
An easy tramp to a comfortable hut at a scenic lakeside location.
A day hike loop tramp along the Tawai Ridge.
Two day tramp along the Whirinaki River to a comfortable hut.