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We’ve included information 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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Our Best Photos of New Zealand from 2017-2018

At New Zealand Trails we've just wrapped up our 2017-2018  season - and what a season it was! We believe in using real photos of real trips (we don't like...

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6 ohau quarters
June 2018

We bet you’ve never heard of these 3 dream places to stay in New Zealand

Aotearoa (New Zealand) has some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world, which still feel remote and untouched.

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the dave fisher memorial award winner 2017 2018
June 2018

Our Best Photos of New Zealand from 2017-2018

At New Zealand Trails we've just wrapped up our 2017-2018  season - and what a season it was! We believe in using real photos of real trips (we don't like...

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Sweet North, 3 April 2018 - a skip in their steps
May 2018

3 ways New Zealand nature can improve your well-being

You probably already know that many people come to New Zealand to spend time in nature, enjoy outdoor adventures, take in the majestic scenery, meet other folks and sample our...

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New Zealand Trails helping to make a positive impact on the local environment
April 2018

Helping to make a positive impact on the local environment

Last week Kyle and Jamie from the New Zealand Trails team joined up with the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust to help with the important project of growing and planting native tree...

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12 walking hooker valley
February 2018

When is the best time to visit New Zealand?

When is the best time to visit New Zealand? We examine each of New Zealand's four seasons and talk about what you can expect in each one.

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nzt mt aspiring short south 3
September 2017

Scenic flight into the New Zealand Wilderness

Into the Wild. Read one of our guests' account of their trip flying in, hiking and jet boating through Mount Aspiring National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, for a breathtaking taste of the New Zealand backcountry. This trip features on our Short South 8 day trip across the South Island of New Zealand.

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5 reasons new zealand spring
September 2017

5 reasons to visit New Zealand in Spring

Here are 5 reasons why travelling to New Zealand in our spring (your autumn/fall) is a great idea.

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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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siberia valley hiking2
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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okarito kayaking2
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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queenstown biking2
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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lake rotoiti group shot
February 2016

Stories from the Trail – Feb 2016

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queenstown biking track
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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aoraki mount cook
November 2015

Stories from the Trail – Nov 2015

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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

 

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