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Surprise packet

New Zealand’s Heaphy Track packs so much into its 74.8km length it’s surprising more walkers don’t put it at the top of their list

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Mountains to sea: Hollyford Track, NZ

If you’re looking for a trek that takes in stunning mountain scenery, as well as lakes, rivers, waterfalls, dense forest and coastline – without the hard slog – then New Zealand’s Hollyford Track should be on your list.

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Kings of Karangarua River, New Zealand

You don’t have to travel to far-flung places to paddle something new. As the winners of the 2015 The North Face Adventure Grant found, sometimes you can find virgin waterways in your own backyard.

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Rees-Dart Track, NZ

Reaching the Cascade Saddle is said to be a highlight of a trek along the Rees-Dart Track in New Zealand’s Southern Alps… but is getting there a trek too far?

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MTB Lake Taupo, NZ

Mountain biking nirvana lies about four hours from Sydney. Tim Robson rides the Great Lake Trail around Taupo – and is already figuring out when to return.

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Silver lining: Black Peak, NZ

A cold front ruined plan A. But the clouds parted long enough for two friends to put plan B into action – an exhilarating bike and hike up Black Peak, near Queenstown in New Zealand.