New Zealand hikes

Read more about our favorite hikes in New Zealand - from short day hikes to multi day trekking
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Mangawhai Cliffs

A day hike along the beautiful Mangawhai Cliffs brought us along beautiful coastlines, basalt columns, and a rock archway.

Te Whara Track

A great coastal track near Whangarei, Te Whara is a challenging hike that leads you up rock spires, through beautiful forests, and through a rock arch!

The Kepler Track

New Zealand has nine popular multi-day trails, read about our time on the Kepler Track where we hiked through snowy mountains and hung out with parrots.

Isthmus Peak

A great day hike near Lake Wanaka and Hawea, Isthmus Peak gives beautiful views over both lakes and can be done in half a day.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Our experience hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing including summit Mount Ngauruhoe and staying in freedom camps before and after.

Coromandel Hikes

A couple of hikes on the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula with a lesser known waterfall and the perfect way to relax afterward.

Mount Cook National Park

Our visit to the tallest mountain in New Zealand, a few glaciers in the area, and the glacial lagoons that house the broken off chunks of ice.

Climbing Mount Taranaki

Our experience climbing Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, during the fall season in questionable weather.

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