Hiking in New Zealand

Something for everyone

new-zealand-hiking-cane.pngWith around 30 percent of New Zealand's land area being officially protected with public access, there's no shortage of hiking opportunities at all levels. Whether you're looking for shorter walks up to a day long or a multi-day track through remote high country, hiking in New Zealand is popular for a reason 'the breathtaking scenery' and has a lot to offer everyone from the serious hiking enthusiasts to those just out for a stroll.

New Zealand's National Parks are spread from one end of our diverse country to the other. And while some more famous hikes get a lot of interest and attract larger numbers of walkers, others like the Lake Waikaremoana guided walk are absolute gems that get you away from the crowds & into the pristine New Zealand back country. With literally hundreds of options there really is something for everybody and every level of fitness.

Our hiking tours can take you through New Zealand's best National Parks and reserves, as well as to the volcanic and coastal regions our country is famous for. Experience nature as it should be - pure and pristine, including birds and other wildlife. Overnight hikes like the Milford Track, Hollyford Track, Routeburn Track and Queen Charlotte Track are suitable for walkers of all levels and there are also a great number of one-day walks like the Tongariro Crossing for those who prefer shorter walks. 

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NOTE: Because of increasing popularity of these world renown walks, it is best you book well in advance to avoid disappointment, especially if you are considering hiking the Milford, Routeburn or Hollyford tracks anywhere between October and late April.

 

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Accommodation Options
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These are limited only by your imagination. You can either 'rough it', sleeping in tents or in one of the 1,000 communal huts scattered throughout our national parks. OR you can enjoy the relative luxury of one of our guided walks, where all cooking is taken care of and the accommodation provided is of a very high standard.

Regardless of which walk you decide to do in New Zealand, we do ask that you take note of our New Zealand Environmental Care Code - a simple 10 point checklist to ensure your enjoyment of our pristine environment and to keep it safe for future generations.


WORLD HERITAGE WALKING TOUR.highly recommended new zealand hiking tour

If you want to maximize your walking experience while in NZ this tour gets you onto the top 5 tracks on an easygoing, 4 star comforts of home 11 or 13 day small group tour.

13 Day World Heritage Walking Tour
 


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The Departmant of Conservation has designated nine New Zealand Great Walks that are spread throughout the country, each showcasing a different set of iconic New Zealand landscapes, flora and fauna. These experiences are outlined in our blog and will go a long way to help you choosing which will suite you.


INDEPENDENT HIKING IN NEW ZEALAND
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A high standard of track maintenance mixed with a ‘Mild Ocean Controlled Climate’, especially during the summer months (December to March) make independent hiking in New Zealand both popular and cost effective. However it doesn’t come without risks and those thinking of doing it alone need to be mindful of the pitfalls especially if considering one of New Zealand’s remote multi-day hikes.

 Experience stunning views in an environment free of danger.

Packages Introduction: 

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Our Hiking tours can take you through New Zealand’s best National Parks and reserves, as well as to the volcanic and coastal regions our country is famous for.

Experience nature as it should be - pure and pristine, including birds and other wildlife. Overnight hikes like the Milford Track, Hollyford Track, Routeburn Track and Queen Charlotte Track are suitable for hikers of all levels and there are also a great number of one-day walks like the Tongariro Crossing for those who prefer shorter walks.

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