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Walking in New Zealand WZN

Visiting: New Zealand
Tour Duration 19 Days
  • Milford Sound
  • View to Mount Cook
  • Queenstown
  • Wellington
  • Auckland
  • Tour Style: Classic
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Comfort: Standard
  • Trek Grade: Easy
 

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Walking Holiday In New Zealand

New Zealand is all about the great outdoors and this tour aims to bring you the best of what this compact, yet dramatic and varied country has to offer as you explore on foot. The North Island combines awesome natural beauty with a rich Maori heritage and the South Island is blessed with dramatic landscapes. Discover them both as you trek through volcanic landscapes, around picturesque lakes, next
to impressive glaciers and along breathtaking coastlines.

Tour Highlights

  • Rotorua – Explore the geothermal landscape of the Maori heartlands
  • Tongariro Crossing – Known as ‘the greatest day walk in the world’
  • Abel Tasman National Park – Discover this scenic coastal park on foot
  • and by boat
  • Fox Glacier – Walk to the terminal face of this spectacular glacier
  • Wanaka – Enjoy walks around picturesque Wanaka
  • Milford Sound – Boat trip along the tranquil fiord beneath towering mountains
  • Te Anau – Visit this hiker’s paradise and walk part of the Kepler Track
  • Mount Cook – Discover the soaring landscapes of the Southern Alps

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join tour Auckland

  • 2
    Travel to Rotorua

  • 3
    Explore Rotorua; head to Tongariro NP

  • 4
    Tongariro Crossing

  • 5
    Drive to Wellington, explore the city

  • 6
    Visit the Te Papa National Museum, take the ferry to the South Island across the Queen Charlotte Sound

  • 7
    Board a water taxi to the Motuaru Island Bird Sanctuary, walk part of the Queen Charlotte coastal track

  • 8
    Visit Abel Tasman National Park and explore on foot and by boat

  • 9
    Tauranga Bay fur seals, journey to Punakaiki, walk along the Pororari River Track

  • 10
    Take a short walk up to the terminal face of Fox Glacier

  • 11
    Drive to Franz Josef Glacier

  • 12
    Walks around Wanaka

  • 13
    Drive to Queenstown; take a cable car to admire the impressive views and walk down to the lakefront

  • 14
    Transfer to Te Anau; walk part of the Kepler Track

  • 15
    Drive down the Milford Road, walk on the Routeburn Track

  • 16
    Walk in the shadow of New Zealand’s highest mountain - Mount Cook

  • 17
    Walks in Mount Cook National Park

  • 18
    Drive to Christchurch

  • 19
    Tour ends in Christchurch

Tour notes

Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.

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Included meals 18 1 3
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
18 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15