Marlborough walks include the Queen Charlotte Track in the Sounds area and Molesworth Station tramping tracks and the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway in South Marlborough.
Be aware of the potential of wasp nests along the tracks and around amenity areas and campsites. Always carry antihistamine and especially an epipen if you are allergic to wasp stings. Carry a reliable means of communication such as a mobile or locator beacon in case you have a severe allergic reaction.
Whether you're interested in a short walk or a multi-day tramp, the Sounds area features a number of excellent walkways and tracks. One of the area's most popular walkways is the Queen Charlotte Track.
From the Mount Richmond Alpine Route to hikes on the Kaikoura Peninsula, the South Marlborough area features a range of walks for people of varying ages and abilities.
An A-Z listing of Marlborough tracks and walks.
The Nelson/Tasman region offers visitors an array of walking and tramping experiences, including two of New Zealand's Great Walks – the Abel Tasman Coast Track and the Heaphy Track.
Walking tracks from Aoraki Mount Cook Village, Arthur's Pass day walks, the Mueller Hut Route and many other tracks and walks in the Canterbury region.
Tracks and walks in the Wellington/Kapiti region include the popular Orongorongo Track and the classic Tararua Northern Crossing and Tararua Southern Crossing.
There are extensive walking and mountain biking opportunities on conservation land throughout New Zealand.
DOC maps: Discover the outdoors - DOC's key places, campsites, tracks and huts, and visitor centres on a map
Follow the Outdoor Safety Code:1. Plan your trip2. Tell someone3. Be aware of the weather4. Know your limits5. Take sufficient supplies
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