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4 New Zealand Hikes That Will Give You All The Feels

By Wild Kiwi Team
on  May 01, 2018

From ancient forests to emerald-hued lakes, and atmospheric volcanic sandy beaches to rugged mountainous terrain, here are four hikes that’ll make your trip to New Zealand unforgettable.

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Live Out Your Lord Of The Rings Dreams On The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

From Narnia to Hogwarts, we’d probably all jump at the opportunity to step into our favourite fictional worlds for a while. And, The Lord of the Rings fans can do it for real in the Tongariro National Park. Step into Mordor and experience a series of atmospheric landscapes, which are steeped in a distinct eeriness on overcast days. You’ll also see Mt. Ngauruhoe (Mount Doom) and even have the opportunity to admire the incredible views from its summit.

Hike In Abel Tasman On Your Trip To New Zealand

Abel Tasman National Park is home to shimmering turquoise bays, miles of white sandy beaches, cascading waterfalls, and charming wildlife. With an abundance of hiking trails to choose from, each treats its hikers to a series of stunning vistas that will take your breath away.

Grab Your Thermals And Explore The Franz Josef Glacier

Magnificent in every single way, Maori legend has it that this icy landscape was created by a lost lover’s tears. Experience first-hand the power and awe of Mother Nature as you admire the magnitude of your icy surroundings on a helicopter tour before touching down and beginning your hike through blue ice caves, ice walls, and stunning ice formations.

Explore Rotorua’s Mighty Redwood Forest

Rotorua’s lush landscape is bursting with life. And, what better way to experience it than losing yourself in the incredible Redwood Grove. With many winding paths and trails, the Redwoods TreeWalk is a must-do. Comprising of suspension bridges crisscrossing their way between 22 coastal redwoods, it’s a unique experience to appreciate the forest from above. Complete the Redwood TreeWalk after dark when the forest is softly illuminated by lanterns for the ultimate sensory experience. We’re sure you won’t regret it!

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