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 Track New Zealand

Hiking the Milford Track in New Zealand

April 201927 minute read

Heralded in 1908 by poet Blanche Baughan as the ‘finest walk in the world’, Milford Track in New Zealand has captivated the hearts and minds of hikers...

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Milford Track View Spot

What’s the best time to walk the Milford Track?

September 20146 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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routeburn walking track

Best Walks in New Zealand

June 20147 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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view of routeburn valley

Routeburn and Milford Track – the best one day hiking options

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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Spring walking in New Zealand – three lasting memories

December 20136 minute read

Our New Zealand walking tours are underway for the season and we have just finished our first trip, we were absolutely blessed by the weather; we had ...

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'Wild about New Zealand – Fiordland'

September 20135 minute read

It's not every nature documentary that gets us as excited about our homeland but this one - Wild about New Zealand by Wanaka / Los Angeles based produ...

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wanaka mou wahu

Hiking in New Zealand for your bucket list

July 20134 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 m...

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