New Zealand tracks and walks

Trampers on the Mangatepopo boardwalk, Tongariro Crossing. Photo: Jimmy Johnson.

There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.

Manawatu/Whanganui region

Maori carving on meeting house, Koroniti Marae, Wanganui. Photo: Ross Henderson.

Explore the tracks and walks of Manawatu/Whanganui, including the Whanganui Journey, one of New Zealand's Great Walks.

Wairarapa region

View from Mt Holdsworth on the Powell - Jumbo circuit. Photo: Colin Miskelly.

Wairarapa walks include the Rimutaka Rail Trail and the classic walks Mt Holdsworth–Jumbo Circuit and Holdsworth–Kaitoke.


View of the Waikanae River from the Mangaone Walking Track. Photo: Jeremy Rolfe.

From the Tararua Southern Crossing to the Mangaone Walking Track, the Kapiti area's walking tracks offer a range of recreational opportunities.


 Walking track on Matiu/Somes Island. Photo: Chandra Littlewood.

Learn more about walks and tracks available in the Wellington area including the Makara Walking Track and the tracks on Matiu/Somes Island and in the Rimutaka Forest Park.


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Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

Alerts for Wellington/Kapiti places


Pōneke / Wellington Visitor Centre
Phone:      +64 4 384 7770
Address:   18 Manners Street
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