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The walk of a lifetime has come to a shuddering halt for trampers stuck in the upper North Island's alert level 3 lockdowns.
About 650 people are registered to walk the entire Te Araroa Trail - which… Audio
Communities near New Zealand's Great Walks are celebrating a surge in domestic bookings from Kiwis keen to check out their own backyard. Audio
New Zealanders pay roughly half the rate of tourists to stay in huts on our Great Walks, but does that discrepancy mean tourists are being priced out of the market? Audio
We have nine official Great Walks, one of which is actually a great river journey, that range in length from 32 to 82 kilometres long. Most are part of our national park network. Paul Hersey is a… Audio
Penny Treager has actually done all the great walks, but tells us about the Tongariro Northern Circuit. Audio, Gallery
From October, the government plans to make foreign tourists pay twice as much as locals to stay in tramping huts on four of the country's great walks, including the Abel Tasman track. Video, Audio
We continue our series on the Great Walks of New Zealand, and today Sue Hope tells us about walking Waikaremoana with her women's walking group. Audio, Gallery
We continue our series on the great walks, today the Whanganui journey. Sarah Johal tells us about her experience of the national park walk and kayak trip. Audio, Gallery
Talk the Walk looks at the different great walks of New Zealand and talks to people who know them best. Audio, Gallery
Local authorities and iwi in north Canterbury have applied to have popular walkways around Kaikōura elevated to 'Great Walks' status.
New Zealand's nine Great Walks have become increasingly popular, but if you want to stay overnight they've just become more expensive too. DoC's Gavin Walker explains why hut fees are going up. Audio
Tramping groups say tourists are spoiling Kiwis' great outdoors experience. DOC says the wilderness experience is still possible - you just won't have a 20-bunk hut to yourself.
Four tourism leaders have put forward the possibility of privatising New Zealand's Great Walks, which lost more than $3 million last year. Audio
Bookings on the South Island's famous tramping tracks are running at an all-time high, raising concerns about overcrowding and potential damage to New Zealand's reputation. Audio
The Department of Conservation is having to recruit more volunteers to cope with a spike of freedom campers littering and defecating on tracks in the South Island.