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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Why you’ll love Spring Hiking in New Zealand

April 20153 minute read

There’s nothing like spring hiking in New Zealand, particularly in the months of October and November. Spring is our favourite season! It’s an incredi...

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New Zealand Wildlife - Seen on Tour

November 20134 minute read

Fresh Water Dolphins, Punk Rock Penguins, Naughty Parrots and the Worlds Deepest Diving Seal - Some of the more curious critters encountered when walk...

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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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Castle Hill and Arthur's Pass hiking – Day one highlights

August 20136 minute read

Our 13 day World Heritage Tour is packed full of highlights, so in true New Zealand Trails style, we'd like to slow things down and take some time to ...

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