Make the most of the summer weather and head into the great New Zealand outdoors. There are some breath-taking summer walking trails that every keen tramper must try at least once.
Before you head out though, it is essential to be prepared and ensure that you have all the right equipment with you.
Some of these tracks include overnight stops so you will need to take adequate clothing (including warm layers for when the sun goes down and raincoats just in case!), sleeping gear, food and water.
To keep cool in the New Zealand heat it is important to wear a hat that offers you broad protection from the sun. Bucket hats are perfectly designed for the New Zealand summer and you can buy them from outdoor clothing suppliers such as Westland Workgear. Westland Workgear are a New Zealand business that specialise in outdoor clothing, from cargo pants to bucket hats.
Westland Workgear offer nationwide delivery from their online store so visit their website to view their stylish and practical range of New Zealand made bucket hats.
Here are some of the most popular and magnificent walks in New Zealand:
1. The Heaphy Track
You can walk on foot year round or use your mountain bike to explore the track from May to September each year.
This famous walking trail starts from the Golden Bay and is one of the ‘Great Walks’ of New Zealand.
2. Routeburn Track
The Routeburn Track is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque summer walking trails in New Zealand – from deep valleys and mesmerising waterfalls to lakes and soaring mountain peaks, the Routeburn Track simply has everything a walker could possibly wish for.
3. Dusky Track
The Dusky Track is another popular trail that is worth exploring, especially if you want to see the glacial valleys of the Fiordland National Park. As beautiful as this trail may be it is quite difficult so is best for experienced walkers.
4. Abel Tasman Coast Track
The only downside to the Abel Tasman Coast Track is that it is one of the most crowded ones – which is understandable, given the breathtaking views you will enjoy along the way.
Some of these tracks are easier than others, but they are all worth exploring, so grab your bucket hat and head out in the New Zealand summer!