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1,380 mi 2,221 km of trail 37 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 120 Trails Intermediate Trails 90 Trails Hard Trails 17 Trails
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Featured Hikes in South Island - 36

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Favorite View from the peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ben Lomond Track

6.9 mi 11.1 km • Out and Back • 3,236 ft Ascent 986.38 m Ascent

Singletrack Queenstown, NZ

( 34 )
Favorite Somewhere after the Roys Peak Lookout.
Intermediate/Difficult

Roy's Peak

9.7 mi 15.6 km • Out and Back • 4,009 ft Ascent 1221.84 m Ascent

Singletrack Wanaka, NZ

( 20 )
Favorite Mueller Lake and Mt. Sefton from the Mueller Lookout
Easy/Intermediate

Hooker Valley Track

6.2 mi 10.0 km • Loop • 449 ft Ascent 136.9 m Ascent

Singletrack Mount Cook Village, NZ

( 20 )
Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult

Ben Lomond via Access Road

8.9 mi 14.3 km • Out and Back • 4,410 ft Ascent 1344.19 m Ascent

Singletrack Queenstown, NZ

( 15 )
Favorite The Gertrude Valley
Difficult

Gertrude Saddle

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Out and Back • 2,121 ft Ascent 646.42 m Ascent

Singletrack Queenstown, NZ

( 7 )
Favorite Iris Burn.
Intermediate/Difficult

Kepler Track

36.7 mi 59.1 km • Loop • 6,388 ft Ascent 1946.96 m Ascent

Singletrack Te Anau, NZ

( 10 )
Favorite Emily Peak from Key Summit
Intermediate

Key Summit

4.7 mi 7.6 km • Out and Back • 1,389 ft Ascent 423.41 m Ascent

Singletrack Queenstown, NZ

( 13 )
Favorite Mount Patuki covered in clouds
Intermediate/Difficult

Routeburn Track: Routeburn Shelter to the Divide

19.2 mi 31.0 km • Point to Point • 3,891 ft Ascent 1185.95 m Ascent

Singletrack Queenstown, NZ

( 10 )

Trails in South Island - 190

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4.3 mi 7.0 km #1Routeburn Track: Lake Mackenzie Hut
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
4.3 mi 7.0 km Queenstown, NZ
5.2 mi 8.3 km #2Routeburn Track: Lake Howden Hut
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Queenstown, NZ
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Key Summit Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Queenstown, NZ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #4Routeburn Track: Harris Shelter
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Queenstown, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5Mueller Hut Track
Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Difficult
1.4 mi 2.2 km Mount Cook Village, NZ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Sutherland Falls Track
Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Te Anau, NZ
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Key Summit Overlook Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
1.4 mi 2.2 km Queenstown, NZ
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Sealy Tarns Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Mount Cook Village, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
1.2 mi 1.9 km Mount Cook Village, NZ 11 
2.7 mi 4.4 km #9Queenstown Hill Summit Trail
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
2.7 mi 4.4 km Queenstown, NZ
10.0 mi 16.2 km #10Abel Tasman Coast Track: Awaroa to Whariwharangi
Easy
Takaka, NZ
Easy
10.0 mi 16.2 km Takaka, NZ
7.5 mi 12.1 km #11Queen Charlotte Track: Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay
Easy/Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Easy/Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.1 km Picton, NZ
4.2 mi 6.7 km #12Queen Charlotte Track: Torea Saddle to Mistletoe Bay
Intermediate/Difficult
Picton, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.7 km Picton, NZ
5.8 mi 9.3 km #13Queen Charlotte Track: Meretoto/Ship Cove to Camp Bay
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Intermediate
5.8 mi 9.3 km Picton, NZ
15.3 mi 24.6 km #14Queen Charlotte Track: Camp Bay to Torea Saddle
Intermediate
Picton, NZ
Intermediate
15.3 mi 24.6 km Picton, NZ
3.6 mi 5.8 km #15Moonlight Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.6 mi 5.8 km Queenstown, NZ
3.9 mi 6.4 km #16Alex Knob Track
Intermediate/Difficult
Hokitika, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
3.9 mi 6.4 km Hokitika, NZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #17Lake Dispute Track
Intermediate
Queenstown, NZ
Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Queenstown, NZ
9.8 mi 15.8 km #18Milford Track: Pompolona Lodge to Quintin Lodge
Intermediate/Difficult
Te Anau, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult
9.8 mi 15.8 km Te Anau, NZ
0.3 mi 0.4 km #19Hidden Lake Track
Easy
Te Anau, NZ
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Te Anau, NZ
10.9 mi 17.5 km #20Milford Track: Glade House to Pompolona Lodge
Easy/Intermediate
Te Anau, NZ
Easy/Intermediate
10.9 mi 17.5 km Te Anau, NZ

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