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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New Video – Summer Hiking in New Zealand

December 20161 minute read

We’ve had so much great feedback on our trips down here in New Zealand this season that we wanted to bottle up some good summer feels and send it up t...

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Hiking in New Zealand 2016 season – part 2

November 20161 minute read

We promised you more updates from the trail and we’re excited to be able to share our latest video with you.This one focuses on a place that’s close t...

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Hiking in New Zealand 2016 season

October 20161 minute read

Right now, our fabulous guide team is on the road gearing up for the coming season. They’re busy checking out the routes and the locations you’ll be v...

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Stories from the Trail – Sep 2015

September 20151 minute read

Down here in New Zealand, we're so excited to be in springtime!  The days are longer and warmer, but most importantly we're only weeks away from our f...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter May 2015

May 20153 minute read

• The best 'World Heritage Walking Tour' photos from last season• Introducing Jodi Narbey• Spring Special Offer Gidday from New Zealand, it's that tim...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter March 2015

March 20155 minute read

• Our favourite summer hiking photos• Guide interview - Marilyn Somerville• Guest reviews from summer trips• End of season special and 2015/16 update ...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter December 2014

November 20143 minute read

• Spring 2014 Trips - fun, friendship and penguins!• What guests said about our World Heritage Walking Tours• New Travel Deal and Availability UpdateT...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter October 2014

October 20145 minute read

• Destination Spotlight: Punakaiki and Paparoa National Park• How do cows and a beehive make for happy hiking?• Availability Update - 2015/2016 Depart...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter August 2014

August 20144 minute read

• Destination Spotlight: Martins Bay and the Hollyford Valley• Support Wildlife Conservation while you Hike• Availability Update and New Departure• Mi...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter June 2014

June 20143 minute read

• What is the best time for hiking in New Zealand?• Availability Update for 2014/2015 Tours• Guide Profile - Marilyn Somerville• The best NZ hiking ph...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter April 2014

March 20145 minute read

• Photos and Feedback from our February & March 2014 trip• Availability update and exciting changes for next season• A Traveller's Story - live from t...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter February 2014

February 20145 minute read

• Photos and Feedback from our January 2014 trip• Hiking Quicktips - Fit for hiking (and life) with Yoga• Travel Deal for Trailmates - Free accommodat...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter January 2014

January 20146 minute read

• Our most random hiking encounter of 2013• New Zealand Hiking tips - the best material for outdoor clothing• Travel deals - Earlybird offer extended ...

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New Zealand Trails Newsletter December 2013

December 20135 minute read

• Photos and Feedback from our first walking tour of the season• Hiking Quicktips - A lifesaver for any outdoor travel: Drybags• Two great travel deal...

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