Trails of New Zealand

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5.0 Based on 24 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Natural landmarks sightseeing
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +14
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Auckland and ChristchurchOneday Tongariro Crossing (optional) and other exciting walksLake Taupo and RotoruaAbel Tasman National ParkFox Glacier and Aoraki/Mt Cook National ParkQueenstown and Milford Sound
The "Trails Of New Zealand" tour starts from Auckland and ends in Christchurch. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 18 days taking you through Mount Cook National Park, Milford Sound, Tongariro National Park and 13 other destinations in New Zealand. "Trails Of New Zealand" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From the waterfront city of Auckland to the spectacular Southern Alps, New Zealand is blessed with an array of natural wonders that are best experienced and appreciated by foot and by boat. This active trip maximises the time spent in the outdoors. Whether it's sailing through waterways, hiking between volcanic peaks or jetboating through Mount Aspiring National Park, New Zealand is a country that always exceeds expectations. Make the most of this striking country with this jam-packed itinerary that includes many of the highlights en route.
5 - Excellent
Based on 24 reviews
  • Joan
  • From Scotland
  • On Jun 06 2019
5 - Excellent
“Loved the tour. Great way to explore New Zealand in an active manner. Excellent guide.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 12 2019
5 - Excellent
A wonderful trip.
“This trip covers a lot of ground, with a packed itinerary and with plenty of walking in beautiful scenery. The weather was very kind to us - we even saw Milford Sound with clear blue skies!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 11 2019
5 - Excellent
Title is good.
“Its a very full an encompassing trip. It covers a great deal and involves a lot of hiking, which is really the only way to truly see and appreciate this spectacular country.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 27 2018
5 - Excellent
An Unexpected Journey.
“An excellent introduction to both islands. There is so much to see and do that the time we had just whizzed by. It is clear that this trip only just touches the surface but in saying that we had an unprecedented insight into the geography, geology, flora, fauna and cultural diversity, balancing the city explorations with the more exciting challenges provided by the spectacular scenery. To achieve this itinerary you have to withstand long travelling interspersed by the activities included. It would have been good to have extra days in certain areas to enhance the experience but you can only do so much in 19 days. However, in saying that, this trip cannot be faulted and certainly shows New Zealand at its best.”
  • Day 1: Arrive Auckland
  • Day 2: Visit Rangitoto Island
  • Day 3: To Rotorua
  • Day 4: To Tongariro N.P
  • Day 5: Hike Tongariro Crossing 
  • Day 6: To Wellington
  • Day 7: Ferry across Cook Strait to Marlborough; drive to Abel Tasman N.P
  • Day 8: Half day coastal walk; boat to Motueka
  • Day 9: To Buller River; sunset walk at Punakaiki
  • Day 10: To Fox Glacier passing Okarito en route
  • Day 11: Walk to Fox Glacier; continue to Wanaka
  • Day 12: Jet boat in Matukituki
  • Day 13: Transfer to Milford Sound and board overnight boat
  • Day 14: Cruise Inner Sound; drive to Queenstown
  • Day 15: Free day in Queenstown
  • Day 16: Transfer to Mt Cook N.P.; trek in Hooker Valley
  • Day 17: Drive to Christchurch via Canterbury Plains
  • Day 18: End Christchurch
  • 16 nights in comfortable hotels and lodges, most with en suite facilities, 1 night cruise boat with en-suite facilities,All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Group normally 6 to 14 plus local leader. ,Tour leader throughout
  • Min age 18 yrs
  • Travel by private buses
  • Any international flights to Auckland and from Christchurch are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Trails of New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Trails of New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Trails of New Zealand tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Trails of New Zealand tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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