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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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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