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Gems in New Zealand - 10

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gem Favorite Sutherland Falls

Sutherland Falls

(3) Te Anau, NZ
gem Favorite View from Belmont Trig looking to Mount Kaukau.

Belmont Trig

(2) Petone, NZ
gem Favorite From the trail, look out over the giant Black Sand Dune at Bethells Beach.

Giant Black Sand Dunes

(1) Muriwai…, NZ
gem Favorite Happy seals!

Seal colony at Sinclair Head

(1) Brooklyn, NZ
gem Favorite Hot Water is Hot. Seriously though, BE CAREFUL.

Hot Water Beach

(1) Rotorua, NZ
gem Favorite From the lookout across from the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.

Wrights Hill Lookout

(1) Brooklyn, NZ
gem Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.

Tarawera Falls

(1) Kawerau, NZ
gem Favorite View from Round Knob out to the Northern bays of Porirua abnd the Pauatahanui Inlet.

Round Knob Summit

(1) Porirua, NZ
gem Favorite Boulder Hill offers incredible views up Hutt Valley.

Boulder Hill

(2) Lower Hutt, NZ
gem Favorite Look down from the trail into the crystal clear waters at Separation Point.

Separation Point Fur Seal Colony

(1) Takaka, NZ

Recommended Routes in New Zealand - 64

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Favorite Emerald Lakes.
Intermediate/Difficult

Tongariro Northern Circuit

27.9 mi 44.9 km 4,686' Up 1428.26 m Up 4,663' Down 1421.27 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
Favorite Lake Waikaremoana from the Panekire bluffs.
Intermediate/Difficult

Lake Waikaremoana Track

29.9 mi 48.1 km 6,394' Up 1948.74 m Up 6,128' Down 1867.81 m Down

Wairoa, NZ
Favorite Lookout for the benched trail. :)
Intermediate

Tarawera Trail

17.9 mi 28.8 km 3,148' Up 959.44 m Up 3,148' Down 959.45 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite Tarawera Falls is phenomenally beautiful.
Easy

Tarawera Ultramarathon 62km

40.4 mi 65.0 km 3,869' Up 1179.22 m Up 5,354' Down 1631.89 m Down

Rotorua, NZ
Favorite At this spot, farmland turns to native bush.
Difficult

Mt. Tamahunga to Pakari

13.2 mi 21.3 km 3,490' Up 1063.6 m Up 3,489' Down 1063.38 m Down

Warkworth, NZ
Favorite Looking back at the cascades on the Lake Surprise trail
Difficult

Lake Surprise Out-and-Back

6.4 mi 10.3 km 1,755' Up 535.01 m Up 1,756' Down 535.18 m Down

Ohakune, NZ
Favorite Dawn light on Mount Taranaki.
Very Difficult

Mount Taranaki Summit Route

3.8 mi 6.2 km 5,059' Up 1542.12 m Up 0' Down 0 m Down

New Ply…, NZ
Favorite A shady spot for a rest or a sightsee.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ti Point Coastal Walk

2.5 mi 4.0 km 281' Up 85.57 m Up 284' Down 86.62 m Down

Warkworth, NZ
Favorite From the lookout across from the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.
Intermediate

WUU2K 43km

27.3 mi 43.9 km 5,710' Up 1740.46 m Up 5,706' Down 1739.06 m Down

Wellington, NZ

New Zealand Running

  • 2,981 Miles 4,797 Kilometers of Trail
  • 64 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Gems Gems
  • 123 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 287 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 102 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within New Zealand

Trails in New Zealand - 448

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5.8 mi 9.4 km #1Hillary Trail: Arataki Visitor Centre to Huia Beach
Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ
Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ
5.9 mi 9.6 km #2Orakau Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Taupo, NZ
Easy/Intermediate
Taupo, NZ
1.5 mi 2.5 km #3Tamahunga Track
Difficult
Warkworth, NZ
Difficult
Warkworth, NZ
6.8 mi 11.0 km #4Te Araroa: Matakana Valley Rd to Pakhiri
Difficult
Warkworth, NZ
Difficult
Warkworth, NZ
2.5 mi 4.1 km #5Cutty Grass Track
Easy
Waitakere, NZ
Easy
Waitakere, NZ
1.8 mi 2.9 km #6Odlin Timber Track
Difficult
Titirangi, NZ
Difficult
Titirangi, NZ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Destruction Gully Track
Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ
Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ
1.3 mi 2.0 km #8Donald McLean Track
Easy
Titirangi, NZ
Easy
Titirangi, NZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Puriri Ridge Track
Easy
Titirangi, NZ
Easy
Titirangi, NZ
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Donald McLean Walk
Easy/Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ
Easy/Intermediate
Titirangi, NZ

Photos of New Zealand - 819

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Great running on seemingly endless ridges.
Feb 25, 2015 near Dunedin, NZ
Catching an early morning sunrise over Herepai should be on the bucket list of every NZ trail runner.
Dec 18, 2016 near Levin, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this trail video guide for Gertrude Saddle. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 24, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created a video guide for the Milford Track. The alpine section over MacKinnon Pass is highlighted, showing you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created a video guide for Tongariro Alpine Crossing. The video takes you through the entire track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip so that you make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Turangi, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for the Kepler Track. This video takes you through the alpine section to help you prepare for the harsher conditions, particularly in exposed areas.
Feb 25, 2020 near Te Anau, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Poukirikiri/Travers Saddle. The track takes you deep in the park and over a challenging alpine pass. This video shows the preparation required to make sure you get home safe.
Feb 25, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for the Mueller Hut Route. The whole route is in alpine terrain. This video covers the whole track and shows you how to prepare for a successful trip and make it home safely.
Feb 25, 2020 near Mount C…, NZ