NEW GREAT WALKS PLANNED
A Tenth Great Walk, the 45km/28mi Paparoa Track is planned to be opened in December 2019. This will be the first addition since the existing Great Walks network was established in 1993. In 2018, the Department of Conservation investigated the addition of an eleventh Great Walk. In July 2019, it was decided that the 61km Hump Ridge Track, will become New Zealand's 11th Great Walk. It is aimed to have this track join the Great Walks network in 2022.