Articles by: New Zealand Trails

Bucket list hiking in New Zealand

Hiking in New Zealand for Your Bucket List

May 20214 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 ma...

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Would You Rather Indulge or Explore?

October 20193 minute read

We’ve decided to make the best New Zealand adventures even better. If you book with us this October, we’ll add an experience, of your choice, to any o...

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New Zealand Solo Travel

New Zealand Solo Travel and Hiking

August 20196 minute read

People who choose to travel solo do so for a variety of different reasons – their partner or friends don’t enjoy the same type of travel as they do, t...

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Siberia Valley, New Zealand wilderness

Scenic Flight into the NZ Wilderness

September 20177 minute read

Into the Wild. Read one of our guests' account of their trip flying in, hiking and jet boating through Mount Aspiring National Park, part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, for a breathtaking taste of the New Zealand backcountry. This trip features on our Short South 8 day trip across the South Island of New Zealand.

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5 Reasons to Visit During Spring in New Zealand

September 20179 minute read

Here are 5 reasons why travelling to New Zealand in our spring (your autumn/fall) is a great idea.

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Hiking in New Zealand 2016 Season

October 20161 minute read

Right now, our fabulous guide team is on the road gearing up for the coming season. They’re busy checking out the routes and the locations you’ll be v...

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Lake Rotoiti hiking poles

How to Use Trekking Poles Video

December 20152 minute read

When you're hiking, using trekking poles can be really helpful in lots of ways - most importantly, reducing the impact on your legs and feet, especial...

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How to choose hiking boots

How to Choose Hiking Boots Video

October 20153 minute read

How to choose hiking boots Your boots are the most important piece of hiking equipment and there are a few things you need to know about choosing the ...

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How to get to New Zealand

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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Why You’ll Love Spring Hiking in New Zealand

April 20153 minute read

There’s nothing like spring hiking in New Zealand, particularly during October and November. Spring is our favourite season! It’s an incredibly uplift...

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Hollyford Track waterfalls

Walking the Hollyford Track

April 20156 minute read

If you've been thorough in your New Zealand research, then you'll have no doubt come across the Milford and Routeburn Tracks. However, have you heard ...

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Mou Waho Island, New Zealand walking holiday

Walking Holidays in New Zealand

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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Routeburn Track Summit

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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The Best Time to Hike the Milford Track

September 20145 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

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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Best Walks in New Zealand

June 20146 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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Hiking Routeburn Track

Routeburn & Milford Track | Best Day Hikes

December 20137 minute read

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 ...

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Packing for your New Zealand walking holiday

Packing For Your New Zealand Walking Holiday

November 20134 minute read

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...

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