NZ Walking and Biking Tracks


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13 Apr 2023

This dataset was last updated on LINZ Data Service on 13 Apr 2023.

**This dataset is not currently being maintained and includes some track information that is out-of-date. **

The NZ Tracks data identifies walking and biking tracks across New Zealand and has been developed through a collaboration between the Local Government Geospatial Alliance (LGGA), LINZ, Department of Conservation and the Walking Access commission.

The dataset is currently a work in progress. The data has been made available to enable users to access the data supplied to date in its relatively raw form, and to identify the gaps in data provision so that these can be addressed.

The ultimate aim is to provide a national network of walking and biking tracks, including track grade, conditions of use and supplementary information.

For more information about the Local Government Geospatial Alliance project which initiated the creation of this dataset please refer to
Please be aware of the following:

  • LINZ has not undertaken any data quality assurance on the data geometry or attribution.

  • The existence of track does not necessarily indicate public right of access.

  • Closed tracks are defined as being no longer maintained or passable and should not be used by recreationalists.

  • The Department of Conservation or other authorities should be contacted for the latest information on tracks and huts.

Data is sourced from Local Government and Central Government Agencies, including:
Department of Conservation, Walking Access Commission, NZ Transport Agency, Napier City Council, Hastings District Council, Environment Canterbury, Mackenzie District Council, Timaru District Council, Waitaki District Council, Nelson City Council, Tasman District Council, Marlborough District Council, Bay of Plenty Regional Council, Kawerau District Council, Opotiki District Council, Tauranga City Council, Whakatane District Council, Waipa District Council, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Invercargill City Council, Environment Southland, New Plymouth District Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Wellington City Council, Palmerston North City Council and Ollivier & Company.

Layer ID 52100
Data type Vector multilinestring
Feature count 29187
Services Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W)