New Zealand Track Maps

These New Zealand track maps show the location and directions of some of the most popular hiking tracks in the North and South Islands of NZ.

I have provided information about the length of the tracks and their grading, the average number of days it takes to walk each track, if there are track huts for overnight accommodation, and whether you need to make hut bookings during the main holiday seasons or not.

The walk descriptions have links leading to more detailed information for each track.

There are a couple of books on walks in NZ that may interest you Great Walks of New Zealand by Craig Potton with Shaun Barnett and Day Walks in New Zealand 100 Great Tracks - Shaun Barnett & Geographx, both links open in a new window so you won't lose this page.

Abel Tasman Coast Track Map

Abel Tasman Coast Track Map

In the Abel Tasman National Park, this coastal trek takes in the north shores of the South Island.

South Island
3 to 5 Days
54 kilometres

Huts and camping sites require booking in advance

This track is graded as an easy tramping walk that includes a few bridged streams and waterways to cross. Water crossings dependent on the tide mean thought about timing is needed but tide timetable checks before starting the walk will give you information about the best time to cross when the tide allows it.

More detailed information: Abel Tasman Coast Track

Heaphy Track Map

Heaphy Track Map

The Heaphy Track is in Kahurangi National Park, north west region, South Island.

Although the Heaphy Track is the longest, it is graded as 'good walking' and described as being suited to fit trampers.

All the waterways along the walk are bridged and you will be hiking along varied terrains.

South Island
4 - 6 days
78.4 km

Bookings required for huts and campsites

For a more detail see: Heaphy Track

Kepler Track Map

Kepler Track Map

The Kepler Track is located in the Fiordland National Park, Te-Wahipounamul, the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

This hike provides yet another opportunity to witness the spectacular and unrivalled scenery of the South Island in NZ.

South Island
3 - 4 days
60 km

Huts and campsites require advanced booking

For more details see: Kepler Track

Lake Waikaremoana Track Map

Lake Waikeremoana Track Map

This walk takes in magnificent scenery, a wide mix of vegetation and terrain that goes through forest with abundant bird life. There are also swimming and fishing opportunities along the way

North Island
3-4 Days
46 km

All year bookings needed for huts and sites for camping.

Easy to moderate tramping

For a more detailed guide see my dedicated Lake Waikaremoana Track page

Milford Track Map

Milford Track Map

Milford Track is situated in the Fiordland National Park.

South Island
4 Days
53.5 km

Booking for huts and campsites is essential

This hike starts at Lake Te Anau and ends at the spectacular Milford Sound where you can also take part in a ferry trip out into the Sound.

I've only been to Milford Sound in torrential rain. However, that is exactly the kind of weather that makes it an unforgettable experience because there are hundreds of waterfalls to see that are otherwise not there in dry weather.

For details and more information go to Milford Track

Rakiura Track Map

Rakiura Track Map

To walk the Rakiura Track you need to get to Stewart Island first. This involves either a one hour ferry ride starting at Bluff, or 20 minute flight from the town of Invercargil.

This track is walkable all through the year and is suited to most walkers that are moderately fit.

Stewart Island
3 days
36 km

Bookings required for huts and campsites

See my Rakiura Track page for more info.

Routeburn Track Map

Routeburn Track Map

New Zealand track maps includes the famed Routeburn Track that runs between the lakes of Te Anau / Milford Roda and Wakatipu and traverses both the Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park.

This is a really well known Great Walk that provides some fantastic walking through the stunning and majestic South Island scenery.

South Island
3 days
32 km

Bookings required for huts and campsites

For a more detailed guide see my dedicated Routeburn Track page

Tongariro Northern Circuit Map

Tongariro Northern Circuit Map

One of the Nine Great Walks track maps is that of the Tongariro Northern Circuit.

North Island
4-5 days
Peak Season is October to June - A pass is required
Off Season - Hut tickets required

The Northern Circuit is a longer trekking experience than the Tongariro Trek and will take approximate 4 to 5 days to complete.

You need to get a pass to do this walk, including tickets for staying the night in huts to ensure you have booked a place. You don't want to get to a hut and find it is full so it is a good idea to plan this in advance for popular treks such as this one.

Covering Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngauruhoe, the Tongariro Northern Circuit winds through unique landforms, stunning glacial valleys, a dramatic and volcanic crater landscape like nowhere else in the world.

See my page on the Tongariro Northern Circuit for more information about this region and walks, including the Alpine Crossing.

Whanganui Journey Map

Whanganui Journey Map

This one of the Great Walks isn't a walk exactly, it's actually a river journey... taken by kayak!

North Island
5 days
145 km

Peak Season is October to April - Pass required

Off Season - Hut tickets required

There are hiking tracks in this Whanganui National Park region if you are not into kayaking down the river.

See my dedicated Whanganui Journey page for more detailed information

Walks Books

GREAT WALKS OF NEW ZEALAND - Craig Potton with Shaun Barnett

DAY WALKS IN NEW ZEALAND 100 GREAT TRACKS - Shaun Barnett & Geographx