New Zealand has a variety of non-guided and guided walks in New Zealand. The type of walk that you choose will normally depend what you want to get out of your walking adventure. Many people choose to do a non-guided walk in New Zealand to get amongst the peaceful nature where you can spend hours walking without hearing a man-made sound. This type of walk is often chosen by people that live a hectic lifestyle and want to get away from it all. Others choose to be instilled with as much local knowledge as possible about the area by a local guide. This knowledge often includes specific information about the local plant an animal life has often been passed down through generations that have lived in the area.