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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 Happy seals!

Seal colony at Sinclair Head

(1) Brooklyn, NZ
gem Favorite Hot Water is Hot. Seriously though, BE CAREFUL.

Hot Water Beach

(1) Rotorua, NZ
gem Favorite From the lookout across from the Brooklyn Wind Turbine.

Wrights Hill Lookout

(1) Brooklyn, NZ

Recommended Routes in New Zealand - 57

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Favorite Awesome views of Lake Waktipu, Queenstown and the Remarkables.
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 Awesome views of Lake Waktipu, Queenstown and the Remarkables.
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 Gertrude Valley
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 View from Harris Shelter into the heart of Fiordland National Park
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
Favorite Crossing Black Birch Stream
Intermediate/Difficult

Red Tarns Track

2.2 mi 3.6 km 1,099' Up 335.02 m Up 1,098' Down 334.7 m Down

Mount C…, NZ

New Zealand Hiking

  • 2,945 Miles 4,739 Kilometers of Trail
  • 64 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Gems Gems
  • 120 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 241 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 81 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in New Zealand - 378

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12.0 mi 19.2 km #1Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Turangi, NZ 24 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #2Mueller Hut Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 11 
5.6 mi 9.0 km #3Tama Lakes Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Ohakune, NZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Sealy Tarns Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ 15 
3.7 mi 5.9 km #5Webb Creek Pinnacles Track
Difficult
Thames, NZ
Difficult
Thames, NZ
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #7Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #8Key Summit Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #9Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
2.7 mi 4.4 km #10Queenstown Hill Summit Trail
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ

Photos of New Zealand - 817

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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 Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 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 25, 2020 near Turangi, 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
Awesome views of Lake Waktipu, Queenstown and the Remarkables.
Nov 23, 2014 near Queenstown, 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
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Poukirikiri/Travers Saddle. The track takes you deep in the park and over a challenging alpine pass. This video shows the preparation required to make sure you get home safe.
Feb 25, 2020 near St Arnaud, NZ
NZ Mountain Safety Council has created this video guide for Ben Lomond Track. 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 25, 2020 near Queenstown, NZ