The item needs to be prepared when going to hiking in New Zealand


Hiking shoes should buy good, waterproof and have ankle protection. Those with strong ankles can buy faster and more comfortably. I bought Kathmandu couple but found it not very good, not encouraging.

– Socks, gloves, hats, gloves, etc. should buy wool or polyproylene.

– The thermal lining is worn to keep it warm, the middle layer should wear wool or felt for clothes, dry hiking hiking pants. Regarding thermal, Macpac is more expensive but very convenient for all movements.


If you go to the cold season, wear a down jacket to wear in the hut, when walking, it will not feel cold, but when stopped, it is necessary to stop overnight. Underwear should buy nylon, polyester … Do not wear cotton when hiking, including underwear.

Pants hiking should buy a type of waterproof, dry quickly, can remove the tube to hot, then take off for cool.

Many people like to wear yoga pants, jogging pants that cling to the feet while climbing but. Yoga pants are also very convenient when moving but climbing is easy to scratch.


There should be a wear felt coat between the thermal and raincoat to keep it warm. Sweatshirts buy a few dozen dollars cheaper also ok, no need to brand. Virtual felt when wet will dry faster than cotton and much warmer than cotton.

– Goretex raincoat is the best waterproof material today (28,000mm), both against rain and wind. SG Square shirt does not fight back with rain, I reccommend Kathmandu type for hiking quite well, price compared to professional brands is not expensive.

– Sun glasses.

– Wear slippers to walk in hut for convenience, especially when the hiking boot is wet, the toilet is outside, it is very necessary to wear sandals.



– Backpack (can hold 40-60 liters, use suitable type to go hiking many days) I use Kathmandu backpack designed for women, very good.

– Waterproof/plastic pack liner lined in backpack to prevent getting wet

– Sleeping bags should be good for sleeping in cold weather. Since I’m not camping in the winter, I only use 0 degrees.

– First aid kit (including sunscreen, personal medicine, blister kit), Survival it (blanket, paper, writing pen), map, compass, schedule …

– Water bottle/water bag of about 1 ~ 2 liters

– Cooking utensils, spoon spoons …. Matchboxes, matches … need to be built in waterproof bags. Candle to ignite in shack.


– Gas and stove for specialized hiking. Gas is bought at the supermarket, the kitchen buys plugged directly into the gas tank, no wiring is convenient and lightest.

– Flashlight worn on the head, carrying extra battery.

– Personal hygiene items, toilet paper. Garbage bags, picked up and carried down, do not throw around and harm the environment.

– Passport, personal ID, tickets to the hotel. It is easy to use in zipper bag to prevent it from getting wet.