Formed in 1992, the Great Walks are our most popular multi-day hikes. They provide unparalleled access to some of the country’s most incredible landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage.
The Great Walks traverse national parks and other culturally significant protected areas which are home to some of New Zealand’s most endangered taonga species.
There are so many ways to experience the Great Walks. While popular tracks and dates can book out fast, there’s always availability if you are flexible around which one you do and when you go.
The opening of the 2022–23 Great Walks booking season next week heralds 30 years of epic adventures in our backyard throughout the country, says Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan.
Demand for bookings over New Zealand’s 30th Great Walks season is strong, with Kiwis taking up more than 85% of spots, says the Department of Conservation.
DOC and Air New Zealand share a vision for New Zealand as a place where our natural environment is thriving, and that all New Zealanders can enjoy.