- The South Island — where to go and what to do
- The island’s classic hikes and local favorite trails
- Sights you shouldn’t miss on your journey
- How to plan your trip to New Zealand
- What to bring on your trek
- Everything you need to know before you go
You may have heard of the Milford Track — it’s the “finest walk in the world”, after all — but New Zealand’s South Island has many other trails worth treading.
Te Waipounamu abounds with accessible, well-maintained trails for all levels of hikers. From the light beachside walks and wildlife sanctuaries in Abel Tasman to the steep forested paths and soaring peaks of the Kepler Track, you’re sure to find a trek to fit your tastes there.
Ready to learn more about hiking New Zealand’s South Island and what makes the Great Walks so great? Tune in to our FREE WEBINAR.
In an hour-long session, Daniel will walk you through all the best trails on the island — Great Walks and hidden gems alike — teach you how to tackle them, and provide much-needed pro tips for your journey.
A devotee of the outdoors from an early age, Daniel started his career as a hiking guide in Spain all the way back in the 90s, before settling as a backcountry guide in New Zealand. Although he’s now co-owner of a successful guiding company and more focused on tour research and development, he still gets out and about guiding some hiking trips, as well as participating in cool mountain running and biking events.