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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 - 68

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Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult Difficult

Ben Lomond Track

6.9 mi 11.1 km 3,236' Up 986.38 m Up 3,236' Down 986.34 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Mueller Lake and Mt. Sefton from the Mueller Lookout
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

Hooker Valley Track

6.2 mi 10.0 km 449' Up 136.9 m Up 449' Down 136.86 m Down

Mount C…, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Somewhere after the Roys Peak Lookout.
Difficult Difficult

Roy's Peak

9.7 mi 15.6 km 4,009' Up 1221.84 m Up 4,007' Down 1221.29 m Down

Wanaka, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite The slopes above Gertrude Saddle offer great chances for exploration.
Difficult Difficult

Gertrude Saddle

5.4 mi 8.7 km 2,121' Up 646.42 m Up 2,121' Down 646.36 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult Difficult

Ben Lomond via Access Road

8.9 mi 14.3 km 4,410' Up 1344.19 m Up 4,410' Down 1344.03 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Iris Burn.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Kepler Track

36.7 mi 59.1 km 6,388' Up 1946.96 m Up 6,389' Down 1947.35 m Down

Te Anau, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Dart Valley with the Routeburn Falls Lodge overlooking the valley
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Routeburn Track: Routeburn Shelter to the Divide

19.2 mi 31.0 km 3,891' Up 1185.95 m Up 3,719' Down 1133.49 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Emily Peak from Key Summit
Intermediate Intermediate

Key Summit

4.7 mi 7.6 km 1,389' Up 423.41 m Up 1,389' Down 423.39 m Down

Queenstown, NZ
Explore in 3D
Favorite Crossing Black Birch Stream
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Red Tarns Track

2.2 mi 3.6 km 1,099' Up 335.02 m Up 1,098' Down 334.7 m Down

Mount C…, NZ
Explore in 3D

New Zealand Running

  • 2,046 Miles 3,293 Kilometers of Trail
  • 68 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Gems Gems
  • 125 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 294 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 102 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within New Zealand

Trails in New Zealand - 453

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12.0 mi 19.2 km #1Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ 26 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Mueller Hut Track
Difficult Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 12 
1.2 mi 1.9 km #3Sealy Tarns Track
Difficult Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 16 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #4Tama Lakes Track
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #5Webb Creek Pinnacles Track
Difficult Difficult
Thames, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Thames, NZ
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #7Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Key Summit Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #10Sutherland Falls Track
Intermediate Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ

Photos of New Zealand - 831

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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
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