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.

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Visit Six of the Best National Parks in New Zealand

October 20135 minute read

Would you love to experience New Zealand's famous national parks when you visit?  Not sure which area of the country offers the best parks?  Choosing ...

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'Wild about New Zealand – the West Coast'

October 20135 minute read

Wild about New Zealand, Gus Roxburgh's documentary on New Zealand's national parks, featured the South Island's wIld West Coast - one of our favourite...

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Okarito Lagoon Kayak and the West Coast

September 20134 minute read

Highlights of day three of our small group New Zealand hiking tour - we are into the heart of Southwest New Zealand world heritage area and the 'wild'...

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Nile River Glowworm Caves & Punakaiki

September 20137 minute read

Cross the Southern Alps and breathe the air on New Zealand's West Coast; we're now in one of the areas we think will be a favourite with anyone who vi...

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World Heritage New Zealand – See What All the Fuss is About

August 20135 minute read

The South West New Zealand World Heritage Site takes up a massive ten percent of New Zealand’s total land area, that is a whopping 2.6 million hectare...

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Alps to ocean on the TranzAlpine

August 20135 minute read

From alps to ocean on the TranzAlpine, the subtropical paradise of Punakaiki and stepping into an iconic New Zealand work of art - highlights of day o...

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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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