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Hiking New Zealand

Walking & hiking itineraries

Explore New Zealand's world famous hiking tracks and trails

Our range of hiking New Zealand tours include short day walks, the world famous Milford and Routeburn tracks and much more. Talk to our team today and they can design the perfect hiking New Zealand itinerary to suit your ability and interests.

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The Essence of New Zealand

  14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

This 14 day itinerary ensures you get to experience the 'essence' of each island, from the City of Sails, to the golden sand beaches of the Coromandel and the adventure and culture of Rotorua. Then fly South to experience the Southern Alps, its mountains, lakes, fiords and unrivaled hospitality.

21 Day New Zealand Walking Tour

  21 days/20 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Experience New Zealand's best hiking trails -- including the famous Milford Track -- scenic trains and ferries. You can't fail to enjoy this proven hiking vacation itinerary.

The Central Highlights Walking Tour

  9 days/8 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking

Explore a variety of landscapes and natural wonders of the North Island on this short walking highlights tour.  Begin with the idyllic Coromandel Peninsula with its white sandy beaches and lush forests.  You then tackle one of the world’s greatest one day hikes, the Tongariro Crossing.  Located in the striking volcanic plateau of Tongariro National Park, a world heritage area of outstanding beauty.  You’ll also have time to discover the unique Maori culture in Rotorua and the fascinating limestone caves and glow worms of Waitomo.

The Essential New Zealand Journey

  28 days/27 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Luxury touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

The ultimate 28 day essential tour. Visit and experience the very best of New Zealand. From the top of the North Island to the deep south enjoy superb hospitality while staying in a fantastic range of hotels, luxury lodges and boutique accommodations.

The Southern Circle Day Walks

  14 days/13 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Self drive this classic South Island route and enjoy some of the finest day walks in New Zealand. Plus of course, time to enjoy everything else the region has to offer.

A Month in Paradise

  30 days/29 night Journey from Queenstown to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

A 30 day tour visiting all major regions on both the North and South Islands. A relaxed pace allows time to immerse yourself into the local atmosphere. The tour includes a great range of activities such as wildlife tours to view seals, albatross, penguins, dolphins and bird life plus must see destinations such as Milford Sound. An afternoon wine tour in Marlborough, a Maori cultural evening and dinner plus much more make this comprehensive itinerary a great option.

The Southern Navigator

  25 days/24 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

This comprehensive tour carves a figure eight through spectacular South Island scenery.  You'll experience all New Zealand's south has to offer, from wildlife and wilderness to vineyards and heritage.

15 day South Island Natural Discovery

  15 days/14 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Explore and enjoy some of New Zealand's unique flora, fauna and scenery on this 15 day South Island tour.  You begin with an Akaroa Harbour Nature cruise which takes you out to see the world’s smallest and rarest dolphin.  In Dunedin you’ll enjoy a full day encounter with the unique marine life that inhabits the Otago Peninsula before heading south towards Fiordland National Park.  Experience the ‘Sound of Silence’ with an overnight cruise in the remote untouched wilderness of Doubtful Sound. No South Island trip is complete without time spent in the alpine playground of Queenstown then you continue to the beautiful West Coast.  Here you’ll marvel at the glaciers during your on-ice adventure, before crossing the Southern Alps on board the world famous Tranz Alpine Scenic Train back to Christchurch.

The Length & Breadth 30 days North to South

  30 days/29 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Walking & hiking

Experience the iconic attractions and hidden gems in this 30 day tour exploring the North and South Island in great detail. Explore the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Dunedin, Te Anau and Milford, Queenstown and the West Coast Glaciers as well as the major cities. You’ll also spend time in more out of the way locations such as the Coromandel, the Hawke's Bay, Wairarapa and Abel Tasman National Park. Experience the diverse geography between the north and south, spectacular landscapes and the rich wildlife that inhabits our land and seas. This tour has something for everyone.

This tour primarily utilises 4 star hotels however where this isn’t possible you'll stay in excellent quality bed and breakfasts or lodges.

9 Day Southern Explorer

  9 days/8 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

A classic South Island itinerary taking you through the dramatic scenery surrounding the Southern Alps.

Essential South Island National Parks

  13 days/12 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Discover the essence of the South Island... Its natural wilderness.  You’ll explore 5 wonderful national parks with a range of activities, including sea kayaking, scenic flights and a thrilling glacier heli-hike.  This tour is perfect for those wanting to immerse themselves in the mountains, remote beaches, rivers and fiords that make up the spectacular South Island landscape.

The Essential Middle Earth Tour of the North Island

  10 days/9 night Journey from Auckland to Wellington

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Family touring, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Spend 10 days in Middle Earth. This itinerary offers a night in a Hobbit hole and takes you to Mt Doom, Mordor, Hobbiton and the Weta Cave...

Hike the Routeburn, Drive the South

  13 days/12 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Starting and finishing in Queenstown this tour begins with the stunning beauty of the Routeburn Track. Your fully guided and supported 4 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in the wonderfully equipped lodges before returning to Queenstown. From Queenstown you drive north-west to the pristine wilderness of Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area, where you immerse yourself in the natural wonders at Lake Moeraki Wilderness Lodge and the West Coast Glaciers.  Continuing north, you board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Christchurch.  From Christchurch you journey south to Mt Cook National Park, where Sir Edmund Hillary prepared to conquer Everest, and it's here we've saved the best for last.  You'll get a bird's eye view of Mt Cook and the Southern Alps on the ultimate scenic flight, with a snow landing on the remote Tasman Glacier. 

18 Day Mountains of Aotearoa Adventure

  18 days/17 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Food & wine, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

This hiking vacation itinerary is for you if you like to do your hiking in alpine environs. You'll take in the Tongariro Crossing, the Milford Track and much more.

The Ultimate Milford and Routeburn Hiking Adventure

  18 days/17 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Experience the ultimate South Island hiking holiday including walking the iconic Milford and Routeburn tracks. Your chance to complete bucket list hikes.

12 Day Northern Centre & Tongariro Experience

  12 days/11 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

A hiking vacation rich in contrasts offering you alpine hiking on the Volcanic Plateau, sub-tropical forest and coastal walking. Discover the wonders of North Island hiking.

13 Day Mountains to the Sea Hiking Adventure

  13 days/12 night Journey from Auckland to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Experience the world's best one day walk in the central North Island and amazing guided coastal walking in the Coromandel. This is a hiking vacation you will love.

18 Day Forests and Coasts Walking Experience

  18 days/17 night Journey from Auckland to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Enjoy multi-day guiding walking experiences at both ends of New Zealand. You'll experience untouched wilderness and much more on this sensational hiking vacation.

The Contrasts of New Zealand 22 Day Hiking Tour

  22 days/21 night Journey from Queenstown to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Family touring, Food & wine, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

This sensational vacation itinerary offers a variety of landscapes and travel experiences including kayaking and wine tasting. You'll create great memories in these 22 days!

South Island National Parks Tour

  18 days/17 night Journey from Christchurch to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking

Explore the National Parks and natural areas of the South Island. You begin with a whale watching adventure in Kaikoura, before heading to Abel Tasman National park for a guided kayak and walk. Then you journey down the wild West Coast to Punakaiki, Franz Josef and Westland National Park. Take a heli-hike from Franz Josef before travelling to the alpine village of Wanaka. Mt Cook National Park is next with a full day to explore and a Glacier Explorers iceberg encounter. Heading east you reach Dunedin, before heading to Te Anau and Fiordland National park. You venture deep into the pristine forests and fiords with a Milford Track guided day walk and Doubtful Sound cruise. Then it’s onto your final destination of Queenstown.  

Milford Track & Southern Encounter

  12 days/11 night Journey from Queenstown to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

The Milford Track is regarded as one of the finest hikes in the world and on this 12 day tour you’ll discover for yourself the spectacular scenery and remoteness that make it so popular. Your 5 day guided walk includes all meals and premium lodge accommodation, perfect for relaxing after tackling the likes of MacKinnon Pass. You’ll also visit Mt Cook National Park and a high country sheep station for contrasting South Island scenery and a total southern experience.

Southern Highlights and Routeburn Track Guided Walk

  12 days/11 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Starting and finishing in Christchurch this tour allows time to self explore the tracks and trails of Mt. Cook National Park before venturing south and embarking on the 3 day Routeburn Track Guided Walk. This fully guided and supported 3 day hike is with Ultimate Hikes and you spend the evenings in the wonderfully equipped lodges. From Queenstown head north to the West Coast and the glacier region before returning to Christchurch on board the Tranz Alpine Scenic Train.

Auckland to Queenstown 14 day Natural Discovery Tour

  14 days/13 night Journey from Auckland to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

From the vibrant city of Auckland you’ll travel south to the spectacular mountains and thrilling adventures of Wanaka and Queenstown. 

9 Day Southern Explorer

  9 days/8 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Hotel 4 star

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Starting and finishing in Queenstown this tour begins with a journey to the world famous Mt. Cook National Park, where Sir Edmund Hillary prepared to conquer Everest.  You then continue onto the evolving city of Christchurch, where you'll have a day to explore this remarkable city.  From Christchurch take the spectacular Tranz Alpine Scenic Train to Greymouth. The West Coast Glaciers are next and two nights allow time to enjoy one of the many guided walk options or scenic flights. Then back to Queenstown where you'll have time to relax or enjoy the countless activities on offer here.

Top of the South Island Self Drive Loop

  10 days/9 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, The Hobbit & LOTR, Walking & hiking

Visit the less explored upper South Island, home to amazing wildlife, including whales in Kaikoura and the delightful seal colony in Abel Tasman National Park.  In Blenheim, you’ll sample the region’s best known export, the Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc before heading south to the West Coast and Punakaiki Rocks.  You return to Christchurch via Arthur’s Pass National Park, an amazing place to discover natural New Zealand including the cheeky Kea which is regularly seen in the park.

The Length & Breadth 30 days South to North

  30 days/29 night Journey from Christchurch to Auckland

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Walking & hiking

Experience the iconic attractions and hidden gems in this 30 day tour exploring the North and South Island in great detail. Explore the West Coast Glaciers, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Kaikoura, Rotorua and the Bay of Islandsas well as the major cities. You’ll also spend time in more out of the way locations such as Abel Tasman National Park, the Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay and the Coromandel. Experience the diverse geography between the north and south, spectacular landscapes and the rich wildlife that inhabits our land and seas. This tour has something for everyone.

Southern Wine & Luxury Lodge Journey

  10 days/9 night Journey from Queenstown to Queenstown

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Luxury Lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking

Experience two of the South Island's wine regions while exploring the magnificent scenery of the Southern Alps, Southern Lakes and West Coast on this 10 day adventure tour.

The Wonders of the South Tour

  14 days/13 night Journey from Christchurch to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Boutique lodges & hotels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Luxury touring, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Taking in such wonders as Doubtful Sound, the Otago Peninsula, Aoraki Mt Cook National Park, the West Coast Glacier region and Queenstown - this is a wonderful holiday with many 2 night stops.

Southern Coastal Explorer

  15 days/14 night Journey from Queenstown to Christchurch

  Prices start from pp (low season, specific configuration)
  Accommodation style on this tour suggestion is Motels

Interests: Classic driving tours, Family touring, Food & wine, Walking & hiking, Wildlife & nature

Starting in Queenstown, the adventure capital, spend some time relaxing or enjoying the many wonderful activities here. A full day trip to Doubtful Sound including a Wilderness Cruise is included. Head north to the wild West Coast and the unique glacier region before crossing the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean and its abundance of wildlife at Kaikoura. A day to sample the fine produce of Marlborough before heading into Abel Tasman National Park, famous for its golden sand beaches, great walking tracks and kayaking. Complete the coastal loop by exploring the history rich north west coastline from Westport to Greymouth before taking the Tranz Alpine train across the Alps and into Christchurch.