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.

milford sound stirling falls

Ode to New Zealand Trails

December 20141 minute read

Here at New Zealand Trails we receive a lot of reviews and feedback from guests on our World Heritage Walking tours, but this one is hard to beat. Aft...

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My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 5

March 20146 minute read

Join Tom and Susan Patterson for the last few days of their New Zealand hiking adventure. After hiking, helicoptering and jetboating in Fiordland they...

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eglinton valley

My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 4

March 20144 minute read

Fiordland and the world famous Milford Track, a helicopter flight to remember and the Hollyford Valley - join Susan and Tom as they continue their New...

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mou wahu island wanaka

My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 2

February 20145 minute read

The ‘underworld’, kayaking the ‘heart of darkness’ and the ‘river of ice’, Susan Patterson continues her journey with husband Tom and shares with us t...

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My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 3

February 201410 minute read

Naturalists, Weka eating Wetas and some fine Central Otago wine - Susan Patterson continues her journey with husband Tom and shares with us their expe...

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My New Zealand Trails 'World Heritage Walking Tour' – Part 1

February 201411 minute read

Susan Patterson shares her candid and often witty experiences while on our 13-Day New Zealand 'World Heritage Walking Tour'. Hailing from Vermont in t...

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