New Zealand Trails Travel Blog

Find the latest news about what we're up to, how-to guides, and stories from our adventures around this glorious country.

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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How to get to New Zealand – Tips for Hikers

August 20157 minute read

Planning a trip to New Zealand and looking for the best way to get here? Here's everything you need to know about how to get to New Zealand from the U...

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What to Wear Hiking in New Zealand Video

August 20153 minute read

What to wear hiking in New Zealand (Part 1) - Gidday, I'm Andrew from New Zealand Trails and here are my tips to help you get ready for your 'World He...

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Hiking the Milford Track

June 20159 minute read

Is hiking the Milford Track in New Zealand on your bucket list? Here are some handy tips to help you enjoy 'the finest walk in the world', including a...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter May 2015

May 20153 minute read

• The best 'World Heritage Walking Tour' photos from last season• Introducing Jodi Narbey• Spring Special Offer Gidday from New Zealand, it's that tim...

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Why you’ll love Spring Hiking in New Zealand

April 20153 minute read

There’s nothing like spring hiking in New Zealand, particularly in the months of October and November. Spring is our favourite season! It’s an incredi...

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Walking the Hollyford Track

April 20156 minute read

You may know the Milford and Routeburn, but what about the Hollyford Track? Visitors to the Fiordland region of New Zealand are spoilt for choice when...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter March 2015

March 20155 minute read

• Our favourite summer hiking photos• Guide interview - Marilyn Somerville• Guest reviews from summer trips• End of season special and 2015/16 update ...

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Ode to New Zealand Trails

December 20141 minute read

Here at New Zealand Trails we receive a lot of reviews and feedback from guests on our World Heritage Walking tours, but this one is hard to beat. Aft...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter December 2014

November 20143 minute read

• Spring 2014 Trips - fun, friendship and penguins!• What guests said about our World Heritage Walking Tours• New Travel Deal and Availability UpdateT...

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Walking Holidays in New Zealand – an introduction

October 20147 minute read

Home to a compelling mix of breath taking, diverse landscapes and an outdoor-loving culture, a walking holiday in New Zealand is hard to beat. Here, t...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter October 2014

October 20145 minute read

• Destination Spotlight: Punakaiki and Paparoa National Park• How do cows and a beehive make for happy hiking?• Availability Update - 2015/2016 Depart...

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Hiking the Routeburn Track

September 20146 minute read

The Routeburn Track has a well-deserved reputation as one of New Zealand's 'Great Walks' and is a favourite hiking experience for both Kiwis and overs...

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What’s the best time to walk the Milford Track?

September 20146 minute read

Many people (including some of us here at Trails!) believe that the best time to walk the Milford Track is when huge waterfalls tumble off the cliff t...

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Luxury Hiking in New Zealand

August 20147 minute read

The combination of opulent travel and exploring New Zealand’s great outdoors on foot makes for an unforgettable Kiwi holiday. Start your day with a hi...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter August 2014

August 20144 minute read

• Destination Spotlight: Martins Bay and the Hollyford Valley• Support Wildlife Conservation while you Hike• Availability Update and New Departure• Mi...

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Best Walks in New Zealand

June 20147 minute read

Looking for the best walks in New Zealand? Here's our pick of the best walking tracks in the country - a compelling range of experiences and environme...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter June 2014

June 20143 minute read

• What is the best time for hiking in New Zealand?• Availability Update for 2014/2015 Tours• Guide Profile - Marilyn Somerville• The best NZ hiking ph...

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How to find the best hiking tour in New Zealand

April 20143 minute read

Use our easy guide to compare New Zealand hiking tours and find the one that suits you best.Finding the best hiking tour in an adventure travel paradi...

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