New Zealand North Island Great Walks
If completing all of NZ's 9 great walks is on your bucket list, you'll be happy to
know that 3 are centrally located on the North Island and within a days drive of
each other: Waikaremoana, Tongariro and Whanganui.
The “Great Walks” are New Zealand’s premier national park tracks. They are highly
regarded by the tramping community both locally and word-wide for the access they
provide to some of NZ's best awe-inspiring landscapes. Managed by DOC, these tracks
are well maintained with support facilities which include: information centres, toilets,
huts and campsites.
Most trampers will start out east at Urewera National Park with the Lake Waikaremoana
Great Walk as a 3 day warm-up/equipment-test for the tougher 4 day Tongariro Northern
Circuit, and follow that with the 3 or 5 day paddle of the Whanganui Journey.