Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Great easy walking, picturesque bush, river and waterfall

Love taking my son around in his front pack! Such a shame they have stairs now but such a beautiful view the whole way around!

5 days ago

I only hiked down after returning from the skyline. A decent hike for sure. It took about an hour to get down

7 days ago

Amazing views, a bit muddy in winter even on a sunny day... however TOTALLY worth it!

9 days ago

Lovely place. Track steep in places but the falls are worth it. Awesome photoshoot spot

Love taking the kids around the base track. Lovely views and family friendly

10 days ago

A short trail along an exceptionally tumultuous river and numerous waterfalls. People can frequently be spotted in organised tours floating by in yellow rafts.

Easy walk to (near) the base of the glacier. The track is really well maintained and great to walk on. If you're only stopping by in Franz Josef thus is a good little out and back walk to do.

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16 days ago

Nice view

Great 10k. Every now and then the track disappears but it’s not hard to find it again. Beautiful Forrest’s and easy enough walk.
Love McLeans

Not worth the drive

thoroughly enjoyed this track. a few fallen trees just added to the fun of the journey

Easy. Nothing hugely noteworthy. Swimming in the falls not allowed.

Amazing, took some great photos.

Fairly busy but great views. Must do as a visitor.

Nice hike close to Auckland - beautiful waterfall area to stop and take a nice long break

30 days ago

The mountains during winter are just magnificent. The views are really rewarding. Every now and then your heart rate gets up there, but hey... I loved it and so did the dog. Victoria Dog Park is on the track as well . It’s perfect for a little run and play around for your four legged friend. Watch out for the mountain bikers who are having a blast up there too. Maybe don’t do this track after rainy days. It’s get quite muddy and slippery especially when you got the dog on the lead.

Rough track & practically all up hill but the sore glutes are well worth the amazing views from both the lower and upper look out! Amazing!!!

nice short walk with nice views.

Great for a day with kids who can endure 3-4 hours (one way and return) on the trail. Muddy in places after rains, but it's not that bad. Very easy one way, if someone can pick you up at the other end. (There's easy car access and parking at both ends.) No toilets for 4 hours! Lots of birds around. Spectacular waterfall at Haruru Falls end. If you start at Haruru Falls, you can have lunch at Waitangi Grounds cafe, and go back the same way.

Nice easy walk with great views. Good place to take the dogs!

Great for dogs and beautiful views on the mountains. If you looking for a quick walk to get out the city, that’d be one to do.

nice easy walk

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

Beautiful trek up, awesome views out over the Waikato

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