Submit New Trail

Thanks for taking the time to add to our ever-growing Trail Directory. Your contributions will help inspire countless other people in their quest to explore the best Kiwi trails around.

Please read the guidelines below. When ready, click the green button below to acknowledge that you have read and understood these. The submission form will then appear on screen - simply fill it out and hit 'Submit' when done.

Note: it can take a while for completed forms to upload so please wait for a confirmation message to appear before closing the window you are working in.

We will review your submission and prepare it for publication. Once it's up on the site you'll be notified by email so you can share your work with the world!

As a VIP member you would receive WT$10 (Wild Things Dollars) redeemable in the shop if your guide is published.

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Submit a new trail

New to submitting a trail? Please read our guidelines for new Trail Directory submissions.

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As in rock climbing, if you are first to submit it then you get to name it! Please feel free to be a bit creative if you like - catchy names are good!

Is there another name which might help people find the trail in our directory search?

Does it have any official DoC track names? If so, please list:

GPX file of route *

Maximum file size: 10MB

We need clean GPX routes, so if you know yours includes some detours from where you got lost en route please email us separately to alert us to this. If your GPX file is too messy or too convoluted we may not be able to use it and your submission will be rejected.

How to export from Strava

How to export from Garmin Connect

Describe the run in 300-400 words max if possible - give practical guidance for someone to navigate their way around the route without getting lost.

Please write your guides in the third person, not the first or second person. Guides should not read as a 'personal review' but as a set of instructions for others following in your footsteps. For example, avoid phrases such as "when we did it..." Or "I usually find..." etc.

Details that will help people find the start.

Please add notes re. the availability (and safety) of parking at the trail start & info. on availability of public transport (if any).

If you know of any public toilets near the trail start or on the route, please detail here.