Managed by the Department of Conservation (DOC), there are nine Great Walks to choose from - find out more below about the spectacular scenery that you'll see on each track and what you definitely won't want to miss!

Great Walks, Lake Waikaremoana.

Lake Waikaremoana Track

3-4 days

46km

Trace the shoreline of beautiful Lake Waikaremoana ‘the sea of rippling waters’ for spiritual and cultural enlightenment. Walk through ancient rainforest, pass giant podocarp trees and admire stunning views from Panekire Bluff.
Find out more about the Lake Waikaremoana Track.

Great Walks, Tongariro.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

3-4 days

43km

Winding its way past Mt Tongariro and Mt Ngauruhoe, this Great Walk lets you explore dramatic volcanic landscapes including craters, glacial valleys, native beech forest, alpine meadows and emerald-coloured lakes in this World Heritage area.
Find out more about the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

Great Walks, Whanganui.

Whanganui Journey

3-5 days

145km

The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea through countless hills and valleys. This journey lets you take a multi-day canoe or kayak trip to experience its most remote scenic beauty, history and cultural significance.
Find out more about the Whanganui Journey.

Great Walks, Abel Tasman.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

3-5 days

60km

Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and coastal forest, the Abel Tasman Coast Track really has it all. Choose to walk the whole track or water taxi or kayak between different locations at any time of the year.
Find out more about the Abel Tasman Coast Track.

Great Walks, Heaphy Track.

Heaphy Track

4-6 days

78.4km

From forest to coast, the Heaphy Track combines all of New Zealand’s scenic beauty into one Great Walk. Travel through expansive tussock downs, lush forests and nīkau palms to the roaring seas of the wild West Coast.
Find out more about the Heaphy Track.

Great Walks, Kepler Track.

Kepler Track

3-4 days

60km

An adventure above the clouds! The Kepler Track takes you from the gentle, beech-forested shores of Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the exposed tussock lands and the summit of Mount Luxmore for spectacular alpine views.
Find out more about the Kepler Track.

Great Walks, Milford.

Milford Track

4 days

53.5km

Experience the stunning grandeur of the Milford Track including rugged mountain peaks, breathtaking sheer canyons and majestic waterfalls. Walk beside pristine rivers and amongst lush, green rainforest before crossing Mackinnon Pass and reaching spectacular Milford Sound.
Find out more about the Milford Track.

Great Walks, Routeburn Track.

Routeburn Track

2-4 days

32km

The Routeburn Track traverses the Southern Alps of New Zealand and passes through ice-carved valleys and beech forest. Walk alongside pristine rivers and glistening alpine lakes offering breathtaking views and mountain scenery.
Find out more about the Routeburn Track.

Great Walks, Rakiura Track.

Rakiura Track

3 days

32km

Escape on an island adventure and exchange the hustle and bustle of mainland life for the tranquillity of the Rakiura Track. Revel in the peacefulness and idyllic surroundings with the bush, birds and beach at your side.
Find out more about the Rakiura Track.