Walking on a swing bridge on Stewart Island
Dean Mackenzie

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Walking track categories

All tracks are assigned to one of the six walking track categories as set by the Department of Conservation.

Hump Ridge Track
Pink Penguin Studio

Southland boasts 5 Great Walks! From the sandy beach and native forest treks of the Rakiura Track to the wilderness adventure across ridgelines and lakeside views of the Kepler Track. Or perhaps…

Ackers Track on Stewart Island
Invercargill City Council

In Southland, there are many famous great walks for the hiking inclined traveler, but there is also a selection of short, easily accessible walking tracks that still encourage you to sample the region's rich…

Guided walks are the ultimate way to explore some of the best walking tracks Southland has on offer. Knowledge, passion and expertise about the local fauna and flora will be shared with you by friendly…

Dog on Monkey Island Beach

Southland has plenty of short walks, day hikes, or multi-day tramps where your dog is also allowed. From beach, waterfall, and forest tracks, you'll be sure to find a trail to suit you and your pet!