New Zealand


One of our favorite places on the planet, New Zealand's beaches, mountains, fjords and plains will leave you speechless any time of year. The Southern Alps are home to some incredible hiking and trekking (or tramping, as the locals say). On the north island, find world class surf in Raglan, volcanic trekking on Tongariro, and emerald water in Coromandel.

Top Spots

Backpack the Routeburn Track

Kinloch, New Zealand

12.5 mi

Hike to Cathedral Cove

Hahei, New Zealand

3.1 mi

Hike Roys Peak Track

Glendhu Bay, New Zealand

6.8 mi / 4127.3 ft gain

Hike to Kitekite Falls

Piha, New Zealand


Hike to Te Waihou Springs

Ngatira, New Zealand

2.9 mi / 0 ft gain

Climb to Mueller Hut

Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

6.4 mi / 3000 ft gain

Explore Hobbiton

Matamata, New Zealand

1 mi / 0 ft gain

Hike to the top of Mount Maunganui

Tauranga, New Zealand

2.4 mi / 757.9 ft gain

Explore the Mangapohue Natural Bridge

Te Anga, New Zealand

1 mi / 0 ft gain

Guides and stories

A Park Ranger's Pick: 5 Under-The-Radar Adventures In New Zealand

Crystal Brindle

The Ultimate Road Trip Through New Zealand

Scott Nichols

Milford Sound: The 8th Wonder of the World Revealed

Nikos Taskos

Exploring Mount Cook, the Cloud-Piercer

Nikos Taskos

14 Amazing Backpacking Trips in New Zealand

The Outbound Collective

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