Adventure Travel: New Zealand
Hiker heaven, redefined, is a month-long hike/paddle/camp in Adventureland.
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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.