Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand – A Hiker’s Paradise
New Zealand has a fantastic array of Hiking and Tramping Tracks. If you enjoy hiking (or tramping as we often call it here), Aotearoa New Zealand is definitely the right place to be! HikeSouth specialise in the South Island including the worlds most famous track – the Milford Track and many others including Stewart Island, and the Hollyford and Routeburn Tracks. Whether you want a fully guided adventure, or an independent one, there are a range of options to suit your style and budget!
Our multi-day guided trips are led by experienced and knowledgeable local guides who are passionate about the area and will make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Guided trips are with small groups, generally a maximum of six, and designed to allow you experience the great New Zealand outdoors in classic ‘kiwi’ style. All accommodation and meals are included, so you don’t need to organise a thing, and for most trips you’ll only need to carry your personal belongings. It’s a fantastic option especially if you’re new to kiwi tramping, or just want to enjoy a few more creature comforts!
We also offer various freedom walking packages, for those on a budget or wanting a little more independence. We can organise all the complicated stuff – water taxis/ flight transfers, track shuttles, hut accommodation, and itineries as well as offering excellent local support and advice.
New Zealand Hiking and Tramping Tracks
Stewart Island… Under the stars with a Kiwi
Stewart Island Track offers the best chance most people will ever have to see New Zealand’s national bird, the Kiwi, in its natural environment. On the Stewart Island Track, fly into stunning Mason Bay, go coast to coast across the island by foot and water taxi, and explore Halfmoon bay… Read more
Rakiura Track … the anchor that held Maui’s canoe
New Zealand’s southernmost Great Walk. This three day loop trek on Stewart Island explores coastline and bush with a rich diversity of trees, ferns and perching orchids… Read more
Waitutu Track… ‘the most important forest in the world’
Located on New Zealand’s southern coast, the Waitutu follows ancient rainforest, wild empty coastline and the historic sites of Port Craig, an old saw milling town. Encounter dolphins, birdlife and… Read more
The Dusky Track… the pinnacle of New Zealand alpine tracks.
The Dusky Track offers an opportunity for fit, experienced trampers to explore Fiordland back country wilderness at its rawest. Wild, remote and stunningly beautiful, the Dusky crosses the Southern Alps to the Dusky Sound in the west coast… Read more
Hollyford Track… the most beautiful valley in New Zealand
Step into the dramatic Hollyford Valley and you enter a world that has remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. Follow the track through ancient rainforest alongside the Hollyford river amidst the scenery of the Southern Alps…. Read more
Kepler Track … ‘an adventure above the clouds’
The Kepler Track is a 60 km, 3-4 day loop track taking you from the gentle, beech-forested shores of lakes Te Anau and Manapouri to the tussocky alpine tops and grand Mt Luxmore. It’s a great track for those who want a little bit of everything, combining the best of what Fiordland has to offer; moss-draped beech forest, rich bird life, alpine tussock, panoramic mountain views, gushing waterfalls, and deep lakes… Read more
Traverse wild and scenic mountain country between the Dart and Hollyford Valleys in Mt Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks. Canopies of native forest provide a haven for all types of native bird life and contrast to the dramatic alpine landscape of the Harris Saddle. A classic New Zealand tramp, and one of the Great Walks… Read more
Milford Track – ‘the finest walk in the world’
Milford Track is perhaps New Zealand’s most well-known tramping track. Starting at lake Te Anau, it traverses the Macinnon Pass to awe-inspiring Milford Sound. This area is Fiordland at its most spectacular…deep lakes, silent fiords, luxuriant forest and impossibly steep mountains carved of imposing granite… Read more