Department of Conservation ( DOC) Publications
Experience our New Zealand Great Walks. Enjoy backcountry hikes, hiking, hiking trails, bushwalking, trekking, tramping, backpacking, camping, exploring the backcountry trails of New Zealand. Explore, experience and enjoy Lord of the Rings spectacular scenery throughout backcountry New Zealand. See spectacular views of the Milford Track, Routeburn Track, Dart Rees Track, Kepler Track, Heaphy track and Stewart Island tracks.
There are hundreds of walking opportunities on conservation land and other lands throughout New Zealand. These offer a variety of outdoor recreation opportunities to people of differing ability to explore New Zealand’s natural, cultural and historic heritage.
Great Walks are the Department’s premier walking tracks, through areas of some of the best scenery in the country. The huts and tracks on the Great Walks are of a higher standard than other tramping tracks, and many of the Great Walks have booking systems to manage visitor pressure.
No matter where you are, or how long you’ve got, there’s a walk for everyone. Take a break in the outdoors and get in touch with nature.