Campervan Adventures: Discovering the Top Hiking Trails in New Zealand (Part 1)

There are times when we have the desire to be one with nature – the desire to feel the greatness of our surroundings. So we travel all over the globe to fulfill our desire, looking for that astounding scenery we haven’t ever met. In quest for a nature-filled destination, we consider the mountains or the forests as one of the breathtaking places that can grant our wish to fully feel the love of nature. And the best way to be with nature is to do a hike. If you have that unwavering will, New Zealand offers you the greatest hiking trails of the world.

And the best way to go around New Zealand is through a campervan. All you have to do is visit the nearest campervan for hire company so you can begin your quest finding New Zealand’s top hiking trails. Driving with a campervan is better than on foot so you can reach your destination faster. The following are just some of New Zealand’s top hiking trails.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Hikers had described the Tongariro Alpine Crossing as a tough tramp but worth every step. It is located in the central North Island of New Zealand. You can easily drive your campervan towards this North Island if you are currently in Auckland. The Tongangiro Alpine Crossing has all of every nature lover’s fantasies – active volcanoes, green forests, and emerald lakes. Tongariro is one of the world’s heritage areas. You’ll be hiking at the world’s best. Since it is a tough hiking trail, you need to be properly dressed and fully geared. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing makes your hike tougher with its unpredictable weather conditions. It is a one-day hike that can push you at your best.

Rakiura Track

The Rakiura Track is another paradise for hikers. It is located on New Zealand’s Stewart Island or Rakiura. Anyone who is moderately fit can tread the hiking trail of Rakiura. For about three days, you can finish your hiking activity. Every step is also worth it. You can find beautiful coastlines and cross over a swing bridge. You can also see relics of the past as you hike your way. The Rakiura Track is a home of beaches. You can also spot several mussels glued on the rocks of North Arm Hut.

Kepler Track

Trotting the Keplar Track can provide you panoramic views of the mountains and the lakes. Following this track can give you a sense of adventure and achievement according to most tourists and hikers. Hear the birds singing and encounter a dynamic wildlife. This wonderful track is located at New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park. Be the first ones to get there through a campervan.

Cape Brett

If you want to traverse a steeper hike, Cape Brett is just the right one for you. It’s only an eight hour hike located at New Zealand’s Bay of Islands. Enjoy your hike and indulge yourself in every scenery you pass. There are beautiful coastlines with fishes, dolphins and seals coming near the shores. The green and luscious bushes and the soft calming wind accompany you during your hike.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

This is one of New Zealand’s Great Walks. You can complete your hike within three to five days. It is located at New Zealand’s South Island shores. If you love flora and fauna, the Able Tasman Coast Track provides you these beautiful views. There are also a lot of huts and accommodations for you to take your rest.

Jack Kent

About Jack Kent

Jack Kent loves the outdoors and nothing is more enjoyable than driving his Britz campervan around the North and South islands of New Zealand. When Jack isn't driving his motorhome around, he is drinking beers with his mates, mountain biking through country New Zealand and blogging about what New Zealand has to offer.

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