Hump Ridge walk has been named as a new Great Walk.
The new walk won a special contest to select New Zealand’s next Great Walk.
The 61km track in Southland will now undergo a series of upgrades, transforming it from a two-night to a three-night experience.
It will officially become a Great Walk in 2022.
The Department of Conservation (DOC) began the hunt for the next Great Walk in 2017.
Three finalists were singled out – Te Paki Coastal Track, Hump Ridge Track and Queen Charlotte Track.
New Zealand’s 11 Great Walks
- Lake Waikaremoana
- Tongariro Northern Circuit
- Whanganui Journey
- Abel Tasman Coast Track
- Heaphy Track
- Routeburn Track
- Milford Track
- Paparoa Track
- Kepler Track
- Hump Ridge Track
- Rakiura Track