Best Trails in New Zealand

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Walking in New Zealand

New Zealand has 35 trails including medium, difficult, easy, and extra difficult difficulty trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is Ball Pass Crossing and the one with the least climb is Pyke - Big Bay Route. The longest trail is Whanganui Journey at 218 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 10 days. For a shorter adventure you can try Cape Brett Track at 15 km. This could be done in as little as 2 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Queen Charlotte Track, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Rakiura Track, Ball Pass Crossing, and Aotea Track.


  • Total trails length

    1846 km

  • No. of trails


  • Elevation Gain

    2137 m

  • Lowest Temperature

    -1.9 c

  • Highest Temperature

    23 c

  • Average Precipitation

    5.55 cm

Climate Info

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