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Full-on Dayhikes

6.27 Mueller Hut-6

There are plenty of full-on dayhikes in New Zealand to tickle the fancy of keen walkers. Some longer ones require premium fitness, decent equipment and pre-planning.

Don’t forget to check weather forecasts, take plenty of liquids and snacks, warm clothing, wet-weather gear and get advice from local i-SITE and DoC visitor centres.

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DoC Day Hikes

Avalanche Peak

1100m ascent for glorious views (6-8hrs)

Ben Lomond Track

Big climb to the peak (6-8hrs)

Mt Taranaki & Egmont NP

Hiking on & around this perfect volcanic cone

Mueller Hut Hike

Vigorous climb up to altitude (7-8hrs)

Roys Peak Hike

Big climb near Wanaka for 'that selfie' (6hrs)

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

One of NZ's top dayhikes (6-9hrs)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Esmée Winnubst