Tramping in New Zealand
Small Group Holiday
New Zealand is a hiker's paradise unlike any on Earth. The famous Tongariro Crossing is one of the finest one-day walks on the planet and that is only the start. Walk the gorgeous coastline of Abel Tasman National Park, trek to Fox Glacier, and hike in to the Hooker Valley in the shadow of Mt. Cook. Top it off with a cruise on Milford Sound and you have a walking holiday in New Zealand that is hard to beat.
Activity / Theme
Private buses, cruise boat, on foot
17 nights comfortable hotels (most with en-suite facilities, one night cruise boat with shared facilities.
Months of Operation
January, February, March
Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:
One of the best day hikes I have done in my life is the Tongariro Crossing in New Zealand's North Island. Don't miss it.
DAY 1 Start Auckland
DAY 2 Walks on Rangitoto Island
DAY 3 Travel to Rotorua, local hikes
DAY 4 Hike Wai-O-Tapu valley, visit Huka Falls, to Tongariro NP
DAY 5 Hike the famous Tongariro Crossing
DAY 6 Travel to Wellington, free time
DAY 7 Ferry and drive to Abel Tasman NP
DAY 8 Coastal walk in Abel Tasman; sail to Motueka
DAY 9 Cape Foulwind seal colony; sunset walk at Pancake Rocks
DAY 10 Walk or kayak Okarito en-route to Fox Glacier
DAY 11 Walk Lake Matheson and to Fox Glacier; drive to Wanaka
DAY 12 Mount Aspiring National Park Jet boat, hike Diamond Lake
DAY 13 Drive Milford Sound, overnight cruise
DAY 14 Cruise, hike Routeburn Track to Key Summit; to Queenstown
DAY 15 Free day in Queenstown for optional activities
DAY 16 Transfer to Mt Cook N.P.; trek in Hooker Valley
DAY 17 Via Lake Tekapo and Canterbury Plains to Christchurch
DAY 18 Hike Summit Walkway above Christchurch
DAY 19 Tour ends in Christchurch
It was a great trip with a wonderful group of people and an outstanding guide, named Vaughan. He was very knowledgeable, thoughtful, experienced hiker, excellent driver, which is important because you are on the bus regularly on windy, narrow roads, especially on South Island. I’d have liked to spend more time in Wellington and Queenstown, both beautiful cities. The scenery is breathtaking.
Thanks for everything. It was a memorable trip.
Anna - Toronto, ON
All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
All transport and listed activities
Tour leader throughout
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