Best trails in New Zealand

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Ready to check out the best trails in New Zealand? AllTrails has 1,357 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Tongariro National Park or Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Hakatere Conservation Park in Canterbury or Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park in Bay of Plenty. Or for some great local park options, check out Halswell Quarry Park near , Canterbury or Mount Pirongia Forest Park near , Waikato. Ready for some activity? There are 583 moderate trails in New Zealand ranging from 1.1 to 150.8 km and from 0 to 1,983 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro National Park
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Length: 19.5 km • Est. 6 h 41 m
To experience what many people call the "World's Greatest Day Hike" you will need no permits, however, transportation arrangements must be made for both ends of the hike, so make sure you do some planShow more
#2 - Roy's Peak Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 15.6 km • Est. 6 h 41 m
Note: You have to pay 2$ at the beginning at the track. Three and a half hours up to the best view in Lake Wanaka. A challenging walk, but worth the effort! The area is closed October 1 - November Show more
#3 - Hooker Valley Track to Hooker Lake
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 10.5 km • Est. 3 h 3 m
The trail is easy to follow and has spectacular views. Stunning walks over bridges and beautiful ice formations. Doable for anyone with reasonable fitness. Only a few inclines / steps but not technicShow more
#4 - Ben Lomond Track
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 13.0 km • Est. 6 h 12 m
Enjoy the scenic panoramic views from the top of this climb! https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/queenstown-area/things-to-do/ben-lomond-track/Show more
#5 - Kepler Track
Fiordland National Park
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Length: 60.7 km • Est. Multi-day
Alpine vistas and lake beaches define this approximately four day hike on the edge of the Fiordland Wilderness. The region receives high rainfall and changeable conditions. Rain, snow and cold snaps oShow more
#6 - Queenstown Hill Walkway
Queenstown Hill Reservation Preserve
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Length: 6.9 km • Est. 2 h 37 m
Views of the Queenstown. This is a dirt track through the woods that has a steep climb. NOTE: Land after the viewpoint is private property. Please respect the land owners.Show more
#7 - Isthmus Peak Track
Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand
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Length: 15.9 km • Est. 6 h 30 m
All tracks are annually closed for fawning between November 20 - December 20th. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/otago/places/matatiaho-conservation-area/things-to-do/isthmusShow more
#8 - Sealy Tarns Track
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 2 h 38 m
This trails offers spectacular views of Aoraki Mount Cook and the surrounding valley and mountain ranges. The beginning of the trail is about an hour of stair climbing. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-Show more
#9 - Mueller Hut
Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Length: 9.7 km • Est. 4 h 24 m
Perhaps the best overnight hike in New Zealand, this 1000m climb takes you to watch and listen to avalanches tumbling off glaciers beneath the gaze of Mt Cook. Show more
#10 - Franz Josef Glacier Trail
Westland Tai Poutini National Park
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Length: 5.6 km • Est. 1 h 45 m
Be careful as you hike along this glacier, it is beautiful but alive and moving. This track is sometimes closed due to ice collapse, flooding or landslides – check the latest track conditions and wShow more
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