We should probably also spend less time talking about it and more time actually wandering through it and breathing it all in. In that spirit, Air New Zealand has joined forces with the Department of Conservation to preserve and protect some of our country’s most inspiring natural locations. Right now our partnership is focused on New Zealand’s nine Great Walks.

We’re helping to preserve and enhance their biodiversity. They’re places every Kiwi should try to experience in their lifetime.

Great Walks

Great Walks, Abel Tasman.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Blessed with a mild climate, golden beaches and lush coastal native bush, 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.
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Great Walks, Heaphy Track.

Heaphy Track

The longest of the DOC Great Walks at 78.4 km, this track crosses a range of landscapes, starting from the junction of the Brown and Aorere Rivers, over expansive tussock downs to the lush forests, nīkau palms and roaring seas of the West Coast.
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Great Walks, Kepler Track.

Kepler Track

Encompassing the best of everything, from the shores of Lakes Te Anau and Manapouri and their peaceful beech forest backdrops to the exposed alpine tussock lands, the Kepler Track has something for everyone.
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Great Walks, Lake Waikaremoana.

Lake Waikaremoana Track

Come and explore the prehistoric rainforest and marvel at the giant podocarps - some of New Zealand’s tallest and most stunning trees - as you trace the shoreline of Lake Waikaremoana, the “sea of rippling waters”.
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Great Walks, Milford.

Milford Track

Ever since the claim was made in the London Spectator in 1908, the Milford Track has been referred to as “the finest walk in the world”. This reputation has remained true, with people travelling from all over the world to experience the grandeur of the mountains in the heart of spectacular Fiordland National Park.
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Great Walks, Routeburn Track.

Routeburn Track

Admire this unique part of New Zealand as you become enveloped by mountains on the Routeburn Track. This Great Walk is a 2 - 4 day, 32 km track, linking Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks.
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Great Walks, Rakiura Track.

Rakiura Track - Stewart Island

Escape on an island adventure - exchange the hustle and bustle of mainland life for the tranquillity of Stewart Island/Rakiura. New Zealand’s only island national park is easy to get to and can be enjoyed all year round. Walking the Rakiura Track is the perfect way to relax, unwind and immerse yourself in the idyllic surroundings..

Great Walks, Whanganui.

Whanganui Journey

The Whanganui River winds its way from the mountains to the Tasman Sea through a landscape of many hills and valleys. Journey through this otherwise remote area on a multi-day canoe or kayak trip on the Whanganui River, experiencing its scenic beauty, history and cultural significance.
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Great Walks, Tongariro.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

Winding its way over Mt Tongariro and around Mt Ngauruhoe is the Tongariro Northern Circuit, one of the Great Walks of New Zealand. This walk passes through unique and stunning landforms including volcanic craters and glacial valleys.
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