1. Hike the Heaphy Track
The Heaphy Track is New Zealand’s longest Great Walk and offers hikers unparalleled freedom and discovery in the remote wilderness of the Kahurangi National Park. There is nothing quite like the feeling of connecting with the stunning natural landscapes that envelop you from all sides, as you traverse lush forests and untracked wilderness, cross rocky riverbeds and ascend the rolling ridges that lay before you. Note: Whilst there are plenty of guided options available, this track is not for the faint-hearted and is best suited to experienced hikers only. A selection of smaller walks from the four gateway towns that surround the national park can cater to the curious day-tripper.