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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'Wild about New Zealand – the West Coast'

October 20135 minute read

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...

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Okarito Lagoon Kayak and the West Coast

September 20134 minute read

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'...

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Wild about New Zealand – Mt Cook

September 20135 minute read

The 'Wild about New Zealand' documentary series continues this week with Gus Roxburgh visiting our most mountainous and possibly best known national p...

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Nile River Glowworm Caves & Punakaiki

September 20137 minute read

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...

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'Wild about New Zealand – Fiordland'

September 20135 minute read

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...

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World Heritage New Zealand – See What All the Fuss is About

August 20135 minute read

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...

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Alps to ocean on the TranzAlpine

August 20135 minute read

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...

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Castle Hill and Arthur's Pass hiking

August 20136 minute read

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 ...

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Looking for a tour with the best hikes New Zealand has to offer?

August 20135 minute read

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...

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Hiking in New Zealand for your bucket list

July 20134 minute read

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...

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Hiking Guys are back!

July 20135 minute read

It's hard to stay away from doing what you love so after a 2 year hiatus I'm happy to announce that Hiking Guys are making a comeback to the New Zeala...

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