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Planning your New Zealand hiking trip

Planning a New Zealand hiking trip? You’re in the right place! This section of the blog contains all you need to know about New Zealand travel planning and how you can make the most of your time here. Flick through entertaining articles written by hikers for hikers - you’ll find practical advice, travel tips and insider information to ensure that your New Zealand hiking adventure goes off without a hitch.

Your one-stop resource for all things hiking New Zealand, check out our comprehensive 2019 hiking guide – ideal for people planning their own hiking adventure or for those who want to find out more about the differences between independent and guided hiking options in New Zealand

For those keen to join a guided hiking tour, learn how to choose the best hiking tour in New Zealand. Get trail-ready with our 5 top tips for hiking preparation and fitness. Discover practical hiking style from Kiwis in the know, with handy video guides to choosing the right gear for your hike including your all-important boots and how to use trekking poles.

The ultimate New Zealand travel planning resource for hikers – lace up your boots and dig in!


Safety on the Trails

Top 10 Tips to Keep You Safe on the Trails

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Keeping safe on NZ trails

Keep Safe with Mountain Safety Council

We’ve teamed up with New Zealand Mountain Safety Council to provide you with a comprehensive guide to keeping safe out on our trails.There are a few q...

New Zealand packing list

The Ultimate New Zealand Packing List

Your mind is made up. Your flights are booked. The countdown has begun. Soon, you’ll be tucking into your lunch on a wild and rustic New Zealand trail...

Hiking New Zealand

Hiking New Zealand Guide 2020/21

All you need to know about hiking in New Zealand New Zealand Trails super-guide Miki explains everything you need to know about New Zealand travel. S...

Hiking Preparation

Hiking Preparation - 5 Tips To Get Ready

The great outdoors runs through our veins here in New Zealand. We grow up running around in bare feet, exploring the nature that is never far away, ev...

Milford Track view spot

The Best Time to Hike 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...