Walks in the West Coast region include Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes Walk and New Zealand's longest Great Walk, the Heaphy Track.
There are a number of excellent walks and tracks available in the Buller area including the short walkway out to Punakaiki Rocks, the Cape Foulwind Walkway and tracks located in the Oparara Basin.
The area boasts a wide variety of tracks both short and long. Highlights include the Croesus Track and Point Elizabeth Walkway near Greymouth, and a significant number of historic goldmining tracks around Reefton.
In the Hokitika area there are many short walks for people who are passing through with only a few hours to spare, as well as a variety of tramps for the more adventurous.
Walk to the terminal face of the Franz Josef Glacier, easily acess the dynamic glacial environment of Fox Glacier, take a walk at Okarito Lagoon or scramble up Canavans Knob within the Glaciers area of the West Coast.
From the Fox Glacier Valley Walk to the Historic Haast to Paringa Cattle Track the South Westland area features a wide range of walking and tramping opportunities.
An A-Z listing of all West Coast tracks and walks.
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There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.
The Nelson/Tasman region offers visitors an array of walking and tramping experiences, including two of New Zealand's Great Walks – the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Heaphy Track.
Explore some of the walks and tracks found in the Marlborough region, including the Queen Charlotte Track, Molesworth Station tramping tracks and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway.
Walking tracks from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region.
Discover the tracks and walks of the Otago region including the Otago Central Rail Trail, the Rees-Dart Track and Greenstone & Caples tracks.
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