Trekking in New Zealand

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  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Explorer
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  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +14
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Raw, primeval landscape of Rotorua shaped by volcanic activity
  • Golden beaches of Abel Tasman
  • Fox Glacier and the deep fjord complexes around Milford
  • Optional activities in Queenstown
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch, the tour Trekking In New Zealand is a guided explorer trip that takes 19 days. You will travel through Wellington, Queenstown, Punakaiki and 12 other destinations in New Zealand. Trekking In New Zealand is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

New Zealand epitomises contrasting scenery and culture and is an ideal country for adventure travel. Explore both islands as you weave your way through New Zealand on this active trip, visiting all the main highlights and many off-the-beaten-track attractions. Maximise your time in out of the way places and yet still marvel at the iconic destinations. Enjoy true wilderness campsites followed by comfortable lodges. Trek through Jurassic-like rainforest, hike along a glacier, climb up volcanic peaks and enjoy fish and chips on the beach. It is this mix which makes New Zealand extraordinary - it is majestic but down to earth, otherworldly yet reassuringly familiar. A range of activities and glacier walking (optional extra) complement the hikes superbly and keep this tour as diverse and exciting as the landscapes travelled!
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
Newzealand trekking ( TLZ)
5 - Excellent
“Excellent trip with varied iteniary with amazing landscapes”
trekking new zealand
5 - Excellent
“A very well put-together trip with a variety of really interesting experiences”
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic jam packed three weeks in the wonderful New Zealand. The trip was more than I could have hoped for, New Zealand would be a great back drop for any visit.”
  • Day 1: Start Auckland
  • Day 2: Travel to Rotorua
  • Day 3: Hike through the Jurassic-like rainforest of Whirinaki Forest Park; visit the Waiotapu Thermal Reserve
  • Day 4: South to Tongariro; bush and alpine walks
  • Day 5: Trek the Tongariro Alpine crossing
  • Day 6: To Wellington; free time
  • Day 7: Short and scenic flight to Nelson; to Abel Tasman; water taxi into Park
  • Day 8: Walk Abel Tasman NP coastal track; to Murchison
  • Day 9: To Paparoa N.P.; hike up Fox River to the Ballroom Overhang
  • Day 10: Hike out of canyon; drive to Punakaiki, Pancake Rocks, Hokitika and Fox Glacier
  • Day 11: Fox Glacier trek; to Makarora & Wanaka
  • Day 12: Rob Roy Glacier walk in Mt Aspiring NP; transfer to Queenstown
  • Day 13: Free day in Queenstown
  • Day 14: To Te Anau; afternoon hike on the Kepler Track
  • Day 15: Drive to Milford Sound; optional boat cruise into the fjord; to Te Anau
  • Day 16: Drive through Mackenzie Country to Aoraki/Mt Cook
  • Day 17: Hike up to Mueller Ridge via Sealy Tarns
  • Day 18: Hike small lakes of Tasman Glacier; transfer across the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch
  • Day 19: End Christchurch
  • 16 nights hotels, lodges, cabins and 2 nights huts/camping , All accommodation 
  • 15 breakfasts, 16 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Travel by private minibus 
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 14 days walking, including 2 treks with overnight stays in huts and camps (carrying overnight gear)
  • Group normally 4 to 15 plus tour leader and local staff. Min. age 16 yrs
  • Low altitude throughout
  • Tour leader throughout
  • 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 Trekking in 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 Trekking in 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 28 April 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 April 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

Trekking in 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 Trekking in 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.
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