Best trails in New Zealand

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New Zealand has 194 trails including difficult, medium, easy, and extra difficult trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is the Ball Pass Crossing and the one with the least climb is the Lake Rotomanu Loop. The longest trail is Te Araroa Trail at 3010 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 180 days. For a shorter adventure, you can try the Akaroa Head Scenic Reserve Walk a t 1 km. This could be done in as little as 1 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk, Ball Pass Crossing, Rakiura Track, Aotea Track, and Queen Charlotte Track.