How to Prepare for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing The forces of the earth can be seen working at the surface; this is what the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is all about, as well as one hell of a workout!
Don’t Settle for a Good Walk. Go on a Great Walk! It’s difficult to imagine how so many different landscapes can be in one country. In the North Island, there are volcanoes, native rainfor
Go for a Stroll in Taranaki We all know the feeling of arriving in a new city with an eagerness to explore but still keeping to our tight backpacker budgets. New Plymouth is one of those places with a
Where to Walk and Hike in Hokitika Hokitika is a budget traveller’s dream; 23 free walks! You don’t have to pay for any skydives or bungy jumps to enjoy the surrounds of this West Coast to
Top Hikes in the Taupo Region Putting one foot in front of the other excessively is something well worth doing in the North Island region of Lake Taupo! Home to the largest lake in New Zealand and rig
How to Plan Your New Zealand Great Walk The New Zealand Great Walks are pretty, well, great! But, as a full-on hiking trip lasting 2-6 days, there needs to be a bit of preparation involved: make sure
Multi-Day Adventures Through New Zealand’s Best Scenery If you are going to go for a walk for 3-6 days, you might as well do it in New Zealand. Why? Because 10 walks, in particular, are great! T
Aoraki Mt Cook and Surrounds’ Best Hikes As the highest mountain in New Zealand, Aoraki Mt Cook provides the backdrop to many super stunning hikes in the Canterbury region of the South Island. B
Hikes and Walks in Hawke’s Bay From the Art Deco streets of Napier to the wilderness walks around Lake Waikaremoana, it’s amazing the contrasts you’ll see in the Hawke’s Bay re
Short Hikes Near Whakapapa and National Park Village When there is nothing around but an awesome volcanic landscape and the odd pub, there’s only one of two activities you can really take advant
The Top Hikes in Milford Sound Yep, there’s more to Milford Sound than just hopping on a boat and being overwhelmed with stunning scenery. There are many Milford Sound walks taking you to unmiss
Walks and Hikes in the Egmont National Park Egmont National Park, in the Taranaki region, is a magnet for hikers. How can you not be drawn by the magnificent Mt Taranaki in the centre of lush forest?
Walks and Hikes in Turangi Turangi is a damn good place to stretch your legs. With Lake Taupo on one side, the Kaimanawa Forest Park on another, and the Tongariro National Park on ANOTHER side, you
A Hike into the Heart of Fiordland Arguably the wildest part of New Zealand, Fiordland National Park is unsurprisingly known for its fiords, towering mountain peaks, alpine environments and extremely
Coromandel Hikes You Can’t Miss Want to explore New Zealand’s most epic peninsula? The Coromandel is both a Kiwi and international-traveller favourite, as there’s something for those