Stories

Stories are what fuels our adventures around this glorious country of ours and likewise some incredible stories come out of our trips as well.

We’ve captured some New Zealand stories here for you about our favourite places to visit around New Zealand, Kiwi culture, kai (our food), expert travel tips, recommended gear, and much, much more to come. So settle in with a cuppa and deep dive into all things Kiwi.

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If you have a story from your trip that you’d like to see here, please get in touch -- we’d love to share it! And if you don’t want to miss the next yarn, leave us your email below and once in a while we’ll send you new stories from the trail as they roll in. Cheers!

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Featured Story

New Video – Summer Hiking in New Zealand

We’ve had so much great feedback on our trips down here in New Zealand this season that we wanted to bottle up some good summer feels and send it up...

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May 2017

Successful season around New Zealand

Tags: About us

We've had the most amazing season here at New Zealand Trails. To celebrate we've put together this little video of some of our season's highlights.

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December 2016

New Video – Summer Hiking in New Zealand

Tags: Hiking, Newsletter

We’ve had so much great feedback on our trips down here in New Zealand this season that we wanted to bottle up some good summer feels and send it up...

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November 2016

Hiking in New Zealand 2016 season – part 2

Tags: Our Guides, Hiking, Newsletter, Video

We promised you more updates from the trail and we’re excited to be able to share our latest video with you.

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October 2016

Hiking in New Zealand 2016 season

Tags: Hiking, Newsletter, Video, Our Guides

Right now, our fabulous guide team is on the road gearing up for the coming season.

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Summer fun
August 2016

New Zealand Trails – Summer fun!

Tags: About us, summer, our people

We are so excited to be so close to our new season here at New Zealand Trails.

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February 2016

Stories from the Trail – Feb 2016

Tags: Newsletter

It's summertime here in New Zealand and we're right in the middle of hiking season, discovering the very best of New Zealand on the 'World Heritage Walking Tour'.

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January 2016

Our Season So Far

Tags: Video

Here's a little inspiration to brighten you day, the best pics from our 'World Heritage Walking Tour' season so far.  This is guaranteed to make you smile and yes, it...

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lake rotoiti hiking poles
December 2015

How to use Trekking Poles Video

Tags: Hiking gear & equipment, Video

Gidday, I'm Andrew from New Zealand Trails.  When you're hiking, using trekking poles can be really helpful in lots of ways - most importantly, reducing the impact on your legs...

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November 2015

Stories from the Trail – Nov 2015

Tags: Newsletter

Summer’s here at last!  For hiking guides, once the busy season is over, the winter is a time to relax, reflect, contemplate…ski…and wait for summer! We’re happiest in the mountains,...

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October 2015

How to choose Hiking Boots Video

Tags: Before you leave home, Hiking gear & equipment, Video

How to choose Hiking Boots - Your boots are the most important piece of hiking equipment and there are a few things you need to know about choosing the right...

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September 2015

Stories from the Trail – Sep 2015

Tags: Before you leave home, Newsletter

Down here in New Zealand, we're so excited to be in springtime!  The days are longer and warmer, but most importantly we're only weeks away from our first 'World Heritage...

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September 2015

What to Bring for Walking in New Zealand Video

Tags: Before you leave home, Hiking, Video

What to bring for walking in New Zealand (Part 2) - Gidday, I'm Andrew from New Zealand Trails.  Back again with the second of our handy videos to help you...

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