New Zealand has no shortage of activities and variety in landscapes, and boy did we cover some ground in order to accomplish as much as we could in the five weeks we were there. We drove the length of the country from Auckland to the Milford Sound and back, a distance of over 2,000+ miles. By the end of it, I’m pretty sure my pal Ryan was more comfortable driving on the left than the right side of the road, although at the beginning it took a few reminders through clenched teeth. Over the course of our trip, we went on five multi-day tracks. The tracks, as they call them, are well established paths or routes taken by foot, canoeing or kayaking. A few of them were deemed “Great Walks,” premier tracks through arguably some of the best scenery the country has to offer.
Pro-tip: Book your bunks in huts and/or campsites on the Great Walks early. They often sell out!
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