Tramping Pick N’ Mix
New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has designated nine tramping tracks as “Great Walks”, which include the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the Kepler Track and the ever popular Abel Tasman Coast Track. “Fresh air, exercise and amazing scenery abound in the Land of the Long White Cloud,” writes Richard Tulloch. “And when it comes to playing outside, those New Zealanders punch well above their weight. They’ve done a brilliant job of turning their country into an open-air gym.” The nine tracks and their huts are kept in better condition than those on other routes and, in peak periods, a booking system allows hikers to reserve accommodation.