Adventure Travel: New Zealand

Hiker heaven, redefined, is a month-long hike/paddle/camp in Adventureland.
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Hiker heaven, redefined, is a month-long hike/paddle/camp in Adventureland.

Fiordland National Park, NZ: Doubtful Sound

Sea kayak beneath soaring mountains in waters that scared off early explorers, with dolphins and penguins for company.



>> To view the full trip report, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1446959.





Mount Aspiring National Park, NZ: Rees-Dart Track

Hike through classic Southern-Alps scenery on a 37-mile route that has everything but the crowds.



>> To view the full trip report, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1446976.

Tongariro National Park, NZ: Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro

Explore a colorful moonscape in the North Island’s geothermal hotbed.



>> To view the full trip report, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1447033.





Whanganui National Park, NZ: Whanganui River Paddle


Discover a local favorite: paddling through the heart of a Maori historic homeland.

>> To view the full trip report, go to backpacker.com/hikes/1446944.