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.

Hiking New Zealand

What’s the best time for hiking in New Zealand?

January 201930 minute read

New Zealand is known as a hiker’s paradise with a network of amazing tracks and trails weaving their way up and down the country. With thousands of ki...

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What to Bring for Walking in New Zealand Video

September 20153 minute read

What to bring for walking in New Zealand (Part 2) - Gidday, I'm Andrew from New Zealand Trails. Back again with the second of our handy videos to help...

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What to Wear Hiking in New Zealand Video

August 20153 minute read

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...

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Walking Holidays in New Zealand – an introduction

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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How to find the best hiking tour in New Zealand

April 20143 minute read

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...

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What to bring on your New Zealand walking holiday

November 20135 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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5 reasons a guided New Zealand hiking tour will be your dream trip

October 20134 minute read

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...