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.
Spring walking in New Zealand – three lasting memories
Our New Zealand walking tours are underway for the season and we have just finished our first trip, we were absolutely blessed by the weather; we had ...READ THIS POST
New Zealand Wildlife - Seen on Tour
Fresh Water Dolphins, Punk Rock Penguins, Naughty Parrots and the Worlds Deepest Diving Seal - Some of the more curious critters encountered when walk...READ THIS POST
What to bring on your New Zealand walking holiday
So you’ve booked your New Zealand walking holiday and are excited for the trip of a lifetime! Depending on when you’re heading over, your next step ma...READ THIS POST
Visit Six of the Best National Parks in New Zealand
Would you love to experience New Zealand's famous national parks when you visit? Not sure which area of the country offers the best parks? Choosing ...READ THIS POST
Visit Mou Waho Island
Where is Mou Waho Island and why should you visit? For starters, it’s one of only five islands found in Lake Wanaka and it is perhaps one of the most ...READ THIS POST
Glacier Hiking in New Zealand – Where is best?
Is glacier hiking in New Zealand on your ‘must-do' travel list? Then read on, to understand how you can experience a glacier hike as part of your New ...READ THIS POST
5 reasons a guided New Zealand hiking tour will be your dream trip
Are you dreaming about a New Zealand hiking holiday? Looking around at different options for your trip of a lifetime? Perhaps you have never been on a...READ THIS POST
'Wild about New Zealand – the West Coast'
Wild about New Zealand, Gus Roxburgh's documentary on New Zealand's national parks, featured the South Island's wIld West Coast - one of our favourite...READ THIS POST
Okarito Lagoon Kayak and the West Coast
Highlights of day three of our small group New Zealand hiking tour - we are into the heart of Southwest New Zealand world heritage area and the 'wild'...READ THIS POST
Wild about New Zealand – Mt Cook
The 'Wild about New Zealand' documentary series continues this week with Gus Roxburgh visiting our most mountainous and possibly best known national p...READ THIS POST
Nile River Glowworm Caves & Punakaiki
Cross the Southern Alps and breathe the air on New Zealand's West Coast; we're now in one of the areas we think will be a favourite with anyone who vi...READ THIS POST
'Wild about New Zealand – Fiordland'
It's not every nature documentary that gets us as excited about our homeland but this one - Wild about New Zealand by Wanaka / Los Angeles based produ...READ THIS POST
World Heritage New Zealand – See What All the Fuss is About
The South West New Zealand World Heritage Site takes up a massive ten percent of New Zealand’s total land area, that is a whopping 2.6 million hectare...READ THIS POST
Alps to ocean on the TranzAlpine
From alps to ocean on the TranzAlpine, the subtropical paradise of Punakaiki and stepping into an iconic New Zealand work of art - highlights of day o...READ THIS POST
Castle Hill and Arthur's Pass hiking
Our 13 day World Heritage Tour is packed full of highlights, so in true New Zealand Trails style, we'd like to slow things down and take some time to ...READ THIS POST
Looking for a tour with the best hikes New Zealand has to offer?
Are you planning an active vacation to New Zealand? Looking for a fully guided walking tour with the best hikes New Zealand has to offer? Want to stay...READ THIS POST
Hiking in New Zealand for your bucket list
Like all Kiwis, we love our backyard and reckon you will too. The New Zealand Southern Alps and surrounds offer an amazing natural environment that m...READ THIS POST