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1,995 mi 3,211 km of trail 63 Recommended Routes

Gems 10 Gems Easy Trails 119 Trails Intermediate Trails 236 Trails Hard Trails 84 Trails
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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 Hot Water is Hot. Seriously though, BE CAREFUL.

Hot Water Beach

(1) Rotorua, NZ
gem Favorite Happy seals!

Seal colony at Sinclair Head

(1) Brooklyn, 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 - 63

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Favorite View from the peak.
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
Favorite Somewhere after the Roys Peak Lookout.
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
Favorite Mueller Lake and Mt. Sefton from the Mueller Lookout
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
Favorite View from the peak.
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
Favorite The slopes above Gertrude Saddle offer great chances for exploration.
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
Favorite Iris Burn.
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
Favorite Emily Peak from Key Summit
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
Favorite Dart Valley with the Routeburn Falls Lodge overlooking the valley
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

Trails in New Zealand - 376

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12.0 mi 19.2 km #1Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ 21 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Mueller Hut Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 10 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #3Tama Lakes Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
3.7 mi 5.9 km #4Webb Creek Pinnacles Track
Difficult
Thames, NZ
Difficult
Thames, NZ
4.3 mi 7.0 km #5Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #6Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Key Summit Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #8Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #9Sealy Tarns Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 14 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Queenstown Hill Summit Trail
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #11Sutherland Falls Track
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #12Key Summit Overlook Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
5.8 mi 9.3 km #13Queen Charlotte Track: Meretoto/Ship Cove to Camp Bay
Intermediate/Difficult
Picton, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Picton, NZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km #14Moonlight Track
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #15Omanawanui Track
Difficult
Titirangi, NZ
Difficult
Titirangi, NZ
10.0 mi 16.2 km #16Abel Tasman Coast Track: Awaroa to Whariwharangi
Easy
Takaka, NZ
Easy
Takaka, NZ
4.7 mi 7.5 km #17Fernhill Loop Trail
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
7.5 mi 12.1 km #18Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
8.5 mi 13.6 km #19Umukarikari Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
2.5 mi 4.0 km #20North Branch Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ

Photos of New Zealand - 812

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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
Descending from Swampy Summit
May 7, 2015 near Dunedin, 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 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 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
The Red Tarns
Dec 14, 2014 near Mount C…, 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