New Zealand Trails Travel Blog
Welcome to our New Zealand travel tips home page. Planning a trip to New Zealand, joining us on a New Zealand Trails’ tour or just curious about the possibilities? Here’s a place to learn more about New Zealand.
It’s our hope that it will provide you with a handy place to learn more about all things New Zealand, as well as plan your dream trip. It’s a work in progress and our goal over time is to make it the best New Zealand travel guide out there. We want to create a New Zealand travel blog that’s informative, practical, aspirational and a little bit funny. That’s not too much to hope for, right?!
Real people, like me, who love New Zealand, as well as hiking and the great outdoors, write these articles. We’re all based in New Zealand, it’s our home and we’re proud to share our beautiful little country with good sorts like you from around the world. We’ve got years of New Zealand travel experience under our belts, and plenty of passion for the outdoors.
Nestled within the pages of our New Zealand travel tips blog, you’ll discover more about the best places to visit, the best things to do, the finest walking tracks and trails, the weather, our local cuisine, culture, wildlife, nature and of course, essential information about planning your New Zealand adventure.
We’re continually adding to this resource, so if there’s something you want to know and it’s not covered in the blog, just flick us an email and we’ll get right back to you with the answer. We might even write an article just for you.
How to get to New Zealand – Tips for Hikers
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...READ THIS POST
What to Wear Hiking in New Zealand Video
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...READ THIS POST
Why you’ll love Spring Hiking in New Zealand
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...READ THIS POST
Walking the Hollyford Track
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...READ THIS POST
Ode to New Zealand Trails
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...READ THIS POST
Walking Holidays in New Zealand – an introduction
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...READ THIS POST
Hiking the Routeburn Track
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...READ THIS POST
What’s the best time to walk the Milford Track?
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...READ THIS POST
Luxury Hiking in New Zealand
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...READ THIS POST
Best Walks in New Zealand
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...READ THIS POST
How to find the best hiking tour in New Zealand
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...READ THIS POST
My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 5
Join Tom and Susan Patterson for the last few days of their New Zealand hiking adventure. After hiking, helicoptering and jetboating in Fiordland they...READ THIS POST
My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 4
Fiordland and the world-famous Milford Track, a helicopter flight to remember and the Hollyford Valley - join Susan and Tom as they continue their New...READ THIS POST
My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 2
The ‘underworld’, kayaking the ‘heart of darkness’ and the ‘river of ice’, Susan Patterson continues her journey with husband Tom and shares with us t...READ THIS POST
My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 3
Naturalists, Weka eating Wetas and some fine Central Otago wine - Susan Patterson continues her journey with husband Tom and shares with us their expe...READ THIS POST
My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 1
Susan Patterson shares her candid and often witty experiences while on our 13-Day New Zealand 'World Heritage Walking Tour'. Hailing from Vermont in t...READ THIS POST
New Zealand Hiking for the Solo Traveler
When joining New Zealand Trails for a trip around New Zealand, you may want to travel solo, but you will never be alone! We have travellers spending t...READ THIS POST
Routeburn and Milford Track – the best one day hiking options
Many people do not have the several days needed to walk the famous Milford and Routeburn Tracks in their entireties. Read on for the best options for ...READ THIS POST