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.

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How to use Trekking Poles Video

December 20152 minute read

How to use Trekking PolesGidday, I'm Andrew from New Zealand Trails.  When you're hiking, using trekking poles can be really helpful in lots of ways -...

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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 th...

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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...