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.

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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