Explore the most popular regions 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.

walking
15 hours ago

Wouldn’t do it after a rainfall, it’s quite dangerous as it is!
It is closed but you can access it.

walking
15 hours ago

One of my faves ☺️

hiking
15 hours ago

Great for a hike up and down the mount or round if you don’t fancy climbing! Plenty of routes to choose but always busy.

hiking
16 hours ago

Absolutely beautiful absolutely stunning a day of dreams coming true dis this beast twice and miss it every single day. Always have dreams of it and will 100% do it many more times just for inner satisfaction

hiking
22 hours ago

Incredible coastal views. Lots of wild life spotting. Saw kiwi during the day

hiking
22 hours ago

Amazing views

Great views, amazing blue Cristal clear water

hiking
1 day ago

Naturally hiking anywhere in NZ is above and beyond! Very fortunate that water found on the trail can be consumed otherwise my friend and I wouldn't have had enough (we brought a lot!) since most of the trail isn't that covered, going on a hot day was brutal.
Quite an easy walk though and not that challenging.

Beautiful hike with stunning views! We are relatively experienced hikers and completed the track in exactly 1.5 hours, as is what the sign indicating the start of the track says. I reckon the distance is more towards 6km than the 8.2km in the description.

Beautiful hike! Just as said in previous reviews, hikers are rewarded with amazing views all around. The hike was 6km in total, 6.25km if you do the loop as well. We are relatively experience hikers and completed the track in 1.5 hours although the sign said 2 hours.

hiking
2 days ago

We really enjoyed the Snout Trail in late May. The trail was maintained well. It was a bit muddy after a recent rain, but was still very reasonable. The views were stunning and very frequent until the Queen Charlotte overlook. After that, the trail goes down quite steeply into the forest until you reach the final clearing at sea level. If you’re just interested in views, I’d recommend turning around at Queen Charlotte. Otherwise, it’s a great hike throughout!

Ran this track with dad in 1 day it was awesome :) Gotta love enjoying gods creation and the freshest air every

hiking
3 days ago

Would love to know how all trails rates these. I would 100% rate this as difficult. However the trail itself is very well maintained (careful of cow paddy’s and sheep turds, but you are walking through their home). I knew it would be uphill the entire way through research. We did a sunrise hike starting at 4am, getting to the top in just shy of 3 hours. The clouds rolled in pretty thick so we couldn’t see Wanaka and the lake, but the sunrise was beautiful along with the mountains all around. It is a fairly boring walk up but the view up top is worth it!

Great hike with amazing views of Lake Wanaka. This hike is not near Glenorchy as per the description

I have walked the Track twice with Ultimate Hikes Guided Walks and still rate it one of the best Walks I have ever done.
I shared the experience with friends on both occasions and we had good weather that included snow on the Mackinnon Pass on the 2nd occasion
Both my trips were in November and the only downside was the Sandflies that pestered you (take bushmans deet if you can cope with it )
The track can be very wet and dangerous if you are on your own so I can heartily recommend the Ultimate Hikes Guided Walk for the ultimate in 5 star hiking!!!

Great track to walk/run. I went to TOPEC and did their rogaine course they set up. No way it should be difficult. Loved it

Amazing track to walk/run along

hiking
7 days ago

Took the Gondola up and started from there. Took us 5h30 return (1h20 to the saddle and about 1h30-45 to the summit). It snowed the day before so it was really nice going up but when going down, the sun had melted most of the snow so it became really muddy/slippy.

hiking
12 days ago

Awesome view of the city although a bit steep. I recommend starting by the Gondola since it’s easier than starting on the other side.

walking
14 days ago

Short maintained walk to views of ocean, mountains, and a dune lake all in a single panorama view. Nice break from driving.

Nice views, lots of stairs. There’s a bit of road noise from the track as it runs along hwy 1. Took 2 hours and 45 min to complete. Main negative is having to walk an extra km from the train station in Paekakariki to the start of the track.

walking
18 days ago

Absolutely stunning

hiking
20 days ago

Ascended long up from Onepoto slow and steady with tree roots being the pathway’s staircase. Beautiful old trees and stunning lake views. Panikere Hut first night. Viewed Sunrise from the approach stairs. Easy walk next day to Waiopaoa Hut so left packs there and visited Korokoko waterfalls as wouldn’t have enough Time our last day because got picked up by water taxi at 3 from Mauititi Hut. 4th day we would have completed but not enough time. Lots of very steep path and steps going other way from Waiopoa Hut to Panikere so kind of pleased started at Onepoto. Extremely beautiful walk and great huts.

Fun track, at the top end of the loop divert up for another 15mins to get to the viewing point.

hiking
22 days ago

6-7 hours hiking and climbing. Make sure you have enough water and proper outfit.

Short walk, would be better after some good rain

amazing views

hiking
29 days ago

Magnificent. Beautiful rain forest, bridge crossings, waterfalls. Unfortunately snow closed the pass the night before so we couldn't complete the full track but we hope to come back and finish it off next year.

hiking
29 days ago

The wide open lake/mtn views are magnificent, just tried to soak in every moment. It's a long steep slog but worth it and not crowded. There were a few wild chamois deer in one of the mtn valleys, keep your eyes open.

Beautiful views with some occasional and welcome shade. The rating is accurate - hard - with about 1,000 feet of elevation gain per mile.

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