Welcome to the Outdoor Den…your guide to Day Walking in New Zealand.
New Zealand has some of the most stunning Forest and National Parks for you to explore. Check out our selection of walks, with more than 50 to choose from there is an adventure for everyone.
To help plan your adventure, each of these walks has the following information:
- Track description
- How to get to them.
- What to take.
These tracks are what I consider to be some of the best one-day hiking trails in the country. All of which I have hiked myself. So get your tramping boots on and start exploring today!
The Magical Treks of New Zealand
Must do walks in New Zealand! A list of New Zealand’s great one-day walking trails.
Check-out our list of more than 20 day walks!
Including stunning harbour view walks, coastal walks, majestic walking tracks of the eastern and western hills to the astounding back-country scenery of the Rimutaka and Tararua Forest Parks. There is an adventure for everyone!
The Routeburn Track
This hiking gem of Aotearoa is a must do! So get a taste of what this 3 day tramp has to offer, with a day walk to the Routeburn Falls Hut, you will not regret it!
The Abel Tasman Walk delivers big time and is renowned for its world-class coastal walking, it’s a fabulous place to tramp all year round.
The Great Tongariro Walk
Renowned as one of the finest one day walks of the world. Its a wonderland of wild, natural scenery, where simplicity meets wild isolation. You will really feel like you’re soaring above the world.
One of New Zealand’s great walks, this is a stunning place to walk. Check-out 3 great one day walking options and get a feel for what this 4 day tramp has to offer!
Hi I just got your pretty pics on my facebook page. We are a we bit older than you but share similar sentiments. On my face book page I also have a pretty pics. They are open for public viewing. Feel free to have a look
Hi Bob, Thanks for your message and pleased you like them. You have a great collection of outdoor shots too…we live in a beautiful country don’t we.
We are considering doing a tour round the South Island to include a couple of hiking routes (in partic really like the look of a Abel Tasman route and The Hooker Valley Track) but may only be able to travel in August. Do you think it is feasible in Winter? We have 2 kids who are use to walking but do you think this would be a stretch in Winter?
Thanks for your message. Yes, The Abel Tasman Track is walkable all year round, so August will be ok. Depending on the weather, The Hooker Valley Track should be ok too but check with the DOC office at Mount Cook for track information. This is an alpine walk with spectacular scenery and the chances of snow at that time of the year is high http://www.doc.govt.nz/footer-links/contact-us/office-by-name/?mode=details&office=1227