Explore the most popular forest trails in New Zealand with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

You must go to the top. Worth the effort as views are amazing !

Beautiful trek up, awesome views out over the Waikato

9 days ago

Beautiful views!

The full track is currently closed to prevent the spread of kauri dieback (7 July 2018).
Can be muddy when wet.

Personally, I died with an overnight tramping pack on and it was challenging with the stairs but I'm also not that particularly fit but managed to do it, besides that the trail itself was pretty and it was fun to do and listening to all the native birds.

beautiful easy trail running

Nice long walk with beautiful views

Lived in Okarito and couldn’t stop doing this track, absolutely loved it! If you’re into kayaking just as much as walking would also recommend Okarito Kayak Tours while you’re in the region.

steep as hell and can be slippery, awesome views though

Great hike. Steep in places but worth it for the view at the top. Recommend walking the west to east option.

Loved every minutes- beautiful views along the way. Highly suggest going early in the morning before it gets too busy. The lava caves are a must see!

suite for summer, not winter, because you have to across the water by barefoot, cold.

step , hard and good view

24 days ago

good place to visit

26 days ago

Did this track in Feb 2016 and bloody loved it. I choose to do it in three days but in hindsight would next time take the four days.

when it says this track is used heavily it sure is popular which makes booking essential but the beauty is you are on it with 40 or less people at a time.

I walked solo and had no-one near me through the day, but if you want company you can easily have it.

I based in TE Anau and drove up into MIlford sound two days before to have a good look around. Glad I did as I got in on the last day and it was getting dark.

This walk is beautiful and so is getting to and out of it. You won't ever regret it.

The track is safe and easy so you can Definatly do it solo and don't need to be guided.

The huts are second to none and are equipped with bed mats, gas for cooking, heating and water for washing up.

its easy and comfy walk.down to trainline walk that is my favorite

We did the mt Matthews was tough going and extreme climb which made it a good challenge and views where worth the sweet . Hard on the knees coming down so don’t take it lightly .

1 month ago

Great walk loved it

Great views! Steep climb initially and can be a bit muddy when wet but definitely worth the effort!

good trail

good trail run

trail running
1 month ago

good trail run. steep climb at first

trail running
1 month ago

good trail to run

1 month ago

Very picturesque track around uniquely shaped lake. Some very friendly ducks at the picnic area.

Lovely easy walk with gorgeous views

on Kohi Point Walkway

1 month ago

Great walk. Walk 2hrs either side of low tide. Take your camera.

1 month ago

Very remote and diverse!

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