New Zealand Great Walks

New Zealand goes to great lengths to maintain the natural beauty of the country. They realize early on on it’s one of he greatest treasures. There are various multi-day hikes around the country which are called Great Walks. You can choose to hike just a portion of the hike which I had to do since it’s still winter and many tracks are still under avalanche watch. These Great Walks are well maintained by the Department of Conservation. There are shelters built just off the trail so you don’t have to pack any sleeping gear. That makes the Great Walks accessible for more people since you don’t have to carry as much stuff. The trails are well marked and the signs look like they are hot off the presses. The information on the Great Walks is widely available and they detail out how much you should plan to hike each day if you’re planning to do a multi-day hike.

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