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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
    In Auckland. Visit to Rangitoto Island

  • 3
    Travel south through Waikato region to volcanic Rotorua

  • 4
    Visit to Waimangu Valley geothermal park. Lake walk

  • 5
    Walk the iconic Tongariro Crossing

  • 6
    Explore Wellington

  • 7
    Cross the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sound to the South Island

  • 8
    Visit Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Walk along Queen Charlotte Track

  • 9
    Explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat and on foot

  • 10
    Fossils, fur seals and Pororari River Track

  • 11
    Walk to view point for Fox Glacier terminal face

  • 12
    Experience Gondwanaland. Drive to Wanaka

  • 13
    Free day to explore Wanaka

  • 14
    Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Take Queentown gondola ride

  • 15
    Walk part of the Kepler Track

  • 16
    Boat cruise on Milford Sound. Walk to Key Summit

  • 17
    Walking in the shadow of Mount Cook

  • 18
    Free day to explore

  • 19
    Drive to Akaroa via Lake Tekapo

  • 20
    Tour ends in Christchurch

Tour notes

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Walking in New Zealand
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Included meals 19 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Bus, Boat, Ferry
Accommodation
19 nights Standard Hotel
Tour Staff
Local Guide(s), Explore Tour Leader / Driver
Group Size
Generally 10 - 15