New Zealand multi-days walks ranked

In the past three since I did the Routeburn Track, my first multi-day walk (known as a tramp in New Zealand), I’ve done 17 (Tongariro Northern Circuit twice), including all of the Great Walks. I’ve walked 855km, over 48 days, spending the night in 32 huts. They’ve all been worthwhile and good experiences, but clearly some were better than others. Below is how I would rank them, click on the track name for full details.

1. Routeburn Track, December 2013


2. Tongariro Round the Mountain, April 2015


3. Travers-Sabine Circuit, Angelus Hut and Blue Lake detour, March 2016

4. Hump Ridge Track, December 2016


5. Gillespie Pass Circuit and Lake Crucible side trip, December 2016


6. Tongariro Northern Circuit, April 2014 and January 2015


7. Milford Track, April 2015


8. Kepler Track, December 2013


9. Breast Hill and Timaru River Tracks, December 2016


10. Heaphy Track, December 2014


11. Abel Tasman Coastal Track, January 2015


 12. Lake Waikaremoana Track, April 2016


 13. Greenstone Caples Track, June 2016


14. Rakiura Track, September 2014


15. Aotea Track, Great Barrier Island, November 2015


16. Abel Tasman Inland Track, December 2015


4 thoughts on “New Zealand multi-days walks ranked”

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  3. Thank you for this awesome list! We’re gonna try to do a lot of them! I’m really glad I started working on it now rather than later, managed to book up our campsite along the Routeburn Track and a few others! 🙂 I think we’re going to alternate hotel and campsites (to be able to charge electronics and to spread out our crap and repack haha), but there are many first come first served campsites that look great as well! In your experience, do you have to show up quite early to nab them?

    Thank you again! 🙂

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