Top 10 Tramping Destinations New Zealand

Posted by Travel News in Travel Tips & Advice
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
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Fans of the great outdoors have voted Te Anau as the best place in New Zealand to live if you love tramping.

More than 1000 Wilderness readers voted for their favourite outdoorsy NZ location, and Te Anau racked up an impressive 40% of the total. Nelson came in second and Wanaka third, meaning all three top spots were taken out by South Island destinations.

According to Wilderness, the top 10 tramping towns in New Zealand are…

1. Te Anau

Stay at Distinction Te Anau Hotel & Villas, and check out the Te Anau Glowworm Caves while you’re there.

2. Nelson

Stay at The Resurgence luxury eco loge, and indulge in a winery tour and tasting with Bay Tours Nelson.

3. Wanaka

Stay a night or two at Wanaka Haven and take in the sights from above when you take the leap with Skydive Wanaka.

4. Arthur’s Pass

Stay at Arthur’s Chalet in the heart of Arthur’s Pass after a TranzAlpine adventure and guided hike with Unlimited New Zealand.

5. Queenstown

Stay at stylish and lake-view-boasting Ponamu Apartments to relax and unwind after an almighty adrenaline rush with A J Hackett Bungy Queenstown.

6. Hokitika

Stay in 5-star eco boutique luxury, with extensive views over Hokitika River, at Rimu Lodge before heading out for an incredible adventure with WestCoast Rail Trail.

7. Taupo

Stay at the tranquil and picturesque Chalet Eiger before venturing out for the ride of a lifetime on the Hukafalls Jet.

8. Ohakune

Stay at the doorstep of the spectacular Tongariro National Park at Powderhorn Chalet, then set off for a spectacular scenic flight over the Central Plateau with Heliview Ruapehu.

9. Thames

Stay at the enticing and secluded Chartre` Manor Luxury B&B to recuperate after an incredible Coromandel 4 Day Walking Tour.

10. Takaka

Stay at stunningly beautiful Awaroa Lodge at the quiet northern end of Abel Tasman National Park, then indulge in a spot of salmon fishing with Anatoki Salmon.

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