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New Zealand promotes networks of short walks and day hikes
27 October 2017
New Zealand's profile as a walking and hiking destination will be amplified with two new networks of walking tracks to be known as short walks and day hikes.

Alongside New Zealand's popular Great Walks network of nine multi-day trails, these 19 short walks and day hikes have been selected as a complementary offering for walkers looking for shorter, more accessible experiences.
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Guide to New Zealand Short Walks and Day Hikes
27 October 2017
Discover the 19 short walks and day hikes chosen for their beauty and variety of environments, as well as accessibility and good visitor facilities.

The walks are spread through both islands, many in close proximity to towns and cities or popular tourism destinations. Walks are graded and range from the ‘easy’ 45-minute Lake Gunn loop (accessed off the Te Anau - Milford Road) to the ‘advanced’ 7.5km / 6-hour Te Whara Track on the coast near Whangarei, north of Auckland.
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