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Your free walking
and hiking guide
to the great outdoors
in New Zealand

Enjoy the best short walks or a long day hike in New Zealand – there’s something for everyone.

Walk through lush native bush, ancient forests, and along beautiful beaches. 100’s of tracks you can walk for free, no guide needed. We’ve got walks & hikes from the North Island to the bottom of the South Island, time to get out and enjoy New Zealand. Each walks has full track details including stunning photos, track length & time, hazards, track quality and history.

About Sandra and Garry from Freewalks.nz

About Sandra and Garry

Hi, from Sandra & Garry. This website is our passion and we love walking everywhere in stunning New Zealand. From beaches to the forest, mountains to rivers and cliff tops, where ever there is a walk we’ll try and do it.

90% of the walks & hikes on this site are from our own personal experience, with photos taken by our own camera. The content is also written by us. Sorry for any spelling mistakes you might find!

Our top 10 walks in New Zealand

Here’s our quick guide to the 10 best walks worth doing in New Zealand, as rated by us. You’ll find out why in the extensive details, just click on the link. We’ve included lots of high quality photos actually taken on the walk, walk times, length, track quality, highlights, low-lights and everything in between.

Walk to the base of the Franz Josef Glacier (South Island)

Walk to the top of Mt Maunganui (North Island)

Stunning beaches & crystal clear water (South Island)

Mirror lake reflections & cute village (South Island)

Follow the walk beside pure clean spring water (North Island)

An extinct volcano in the middle of Auckland (North Island)

Walk with excellent views over Lake Taupo (North Island)

Good workout to stunning views over Wanaka (South Island)

Excellent walk around the Blue Lake in Rotorua (North Island)

One of Auckland's best walks over farmland & beaches (North Island)

Our latest walk in June 2020

On a sunny day, Milford Sound is just stunning. Huge mountains reflecting off the water, amazing. The Foreshore walk in Milford Sound is well worth the effort to drive out there.

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