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The Great Walks by the numbers

4068m

The total ascent on the Heaphy Track

$243,804

The maintenance costs on the Tongariro Northern Circuit, the lowest of the Great Walks

73% 

The proportion of international walkers on the Kepler Track, the most international Great Walk

1868m

The highest point of all the Great Walks. It’s found at Red Crater on Tongariro Northern Circuit

20km

Length of the Pike29 Memorial Track – the longest ‘side trip’ on any Great Walk

$1,449,114

Annual revenue from the Abel Tasman Coast Track, the highest earner of the Great Walks

$664

Cost of walking the Milford Track, including busses and ferries, for an international visitor. Tourists are charged double for bunks, which means the same trip for a New Zealander would be $454.

$45

The cost of walking the Tongariro Northern Circuit for a New Zealander staying at the campsites

145km vs 32km

Length of the Whanganui River Journey and Rakiura Track – the longest and shortest Great Walks

69%

The proportion of New Zealanders on the Lake Waikaremoana Track, the most‘Kiwi’ Great Walk

$713,009

The annual maintenance cost for the Abel Tasman Coast Track, the highest of the Great Walks

20,000

Number of South Island brown kiwi on Stewart Island – you’ll never get a better chance to see one in the wild  

$181,076

The annual revenue from the Rakiura Track, the lowest earner of the Great Walks

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