Explore the most popular Wild Flowers 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.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
9 hours ago

hiking
over grown
11 hours ago

balade agréable. plein de moutons et de beaux paysages.

hiking
no shade
rocky
18 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail with mixture of terrain.

We did this hike today with high winds and potential for rain. A storm was blowing in and clouds hugged Mt Cook but held off just enough for us only to get rain at the end on our way back. The high winds made it difficult (but fun) and crossing the suspension bridges an adventure. Loved the extra thrill. The weather did limit our views but probably decreased the numbers on the trail. I recommend it because of the multiple views that were beautiful and it was very easy. Simple out and back, even with the wind and lots of pictures, we did it in about 2.5 hours. (The wind today was huge! Becareful if your not stable on your feet on uneven surfaces.)

If you want some shadow and experience walking in a rain forest, Alex Knob is for you. If you want views all way up, chose another one. But the view for the last km is amazing! Best view of Franz Josef for sure! Even if the distance and elevation are high, it goes pretty easy. We are slow walkers and we did it in 6 hours. Only one bug... the helicos! Too bad!

Bonne rando, assez roulante malgré ses 1200m de D+ et qui se fait donc bien la nuit à la frontale pour profiter du lever de soleil. 2h de montée sans trop trainer.

Bonne randonnée mais difficile, qui continue bien après l'itinéraire indiqué sur Alltrails (à moins que j'ai raté quelque chose). Le gros plus est la sensation de liberté due au fait que presque personne ne faut cette rando.

Très déçu par cette randonnée. Les paysages sont sympathiques, mais la plus belle vue se situe à mi-chemin d'après moi, et la vue finale tant attendue n'est pas vraiment exceptionnelle. De plus la rando est une autoroute (à moins sûrement de la faire assez tôt) avec du monde en permanence.

Rando très facile et assez incroyable, d'autant plus pour les amateurs de LOTR. La deuxième partie (après l'ascension de la colline) n'est plus pratiquable sur la fin (passage dans la rivière), mieux vaut faire demi-tour à ce moment en suivant les balises orange.

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Great trial very easy, earlier the better as car park and road leading to the car park get really full, we arrived before 9 and got a space just about, walk wasn’t busy but on way back it was very busy only takes 2 and a bit hours there and back.

walking
1 day ago

balade facile et rapide. chutes assez jolies et peu de monde. vaut le détour

balade sympa. la vue depuis le phare est bien mais le phare n'est pas dingue.

walking
no shade
1 day ago

nice one! today was very very windy! walked it clockwise. track is well marked with poles, lost the track for a couple of minutes near the end because I was going off the track to the cliff. but this was no problem at all. a lot of rabbitholes, so be careful if you're running this one. nice views, but be aware that there is no shadow and it can get very hot. bless the wind!

hiking
1 day ago

Très belle randonnée avec un magnifique paysage !

didn't have time to go all the way, so just went to the summit. for those who have limited time, can just go to the summit, hace pretty nice view there already, almost 360. so lucky to see the rainbow between the mountains!

Long walk for not so impressive views. Large part is through the forest. Only the last few kilometers are outside the forest, but the scenery is not great. In conclusion: not worth the effort.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike! Awesome 360 degree view when we got above the treeline

hiking
no shade
1 day ago

Awesome hike. Beautiful views. Did have some steep parts but not too difficult. We did an extra bit down from the top on the side (forgot the name) and finished the whole trek with breaks and pictures in 2.5 hours. I recommend this hike.

hiking
off trail
washed out
2 days ago

Really nice and easy trail. Ok with sandals. Cool and fresh water in the lake.

nice easy walk, only lake had muddy colour

hiking
2 days ago

Superbe randonnée avec un très beau paysage! Apportez-vous beaucoup d’eau et de crème solaire. Montée en 2h45 en plein soleil tout le long, pas d’ombre pendant la randonnée.

hiking
2 days ago

Nice hike. Pretty straight forward and not too difficult with some great views.

walking
3 days ago

Nice walk, but you are too far of the glacier to appreciate it. You can stop walking at the little bridge and you will have a better view of the magnitude of Franz (better perspective).

hiking
3 days ago

Randonnée assez rapide 1 à 2 h aller-retour. la vue au sommet est magnifique.

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