Walking in New Zealand

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4.8 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 19 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22637
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ends Christchurch, New Zealand
  • +13
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Dramatic landscapes including mountains, glaciers and fiords
  • Walks in stunning scenery
  • Visit Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown
Start in Auckland and end in Christchurch, the "Walking In New Zealand" trip is a guided adventure tour that takes 19 days. You will travel through Mount Cook National Park, Nelson, Tongariro National Park and 12 other destinations in New Zealand. "Walking In New Zealand" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

New Zealand is all about the great outdoors, exploring on foot brings you the best of this compact yet varied country. The North Island combines awesome natural beauty with a rich Maori heritage and the South Island is blessed with dramatic scenery.
Milford Sound - Boat trip along the tranquil ford beneath towering mountains
Mount Cook - Discover the soaring landscapes of the Southern Alps
Tongariro Crossing - A fantastic challenging day hike through spectacular volcanic and alpine scenery
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Auckland
  • Day 2 : Travel south through Waikato region to volcanic Rotorua
  • Day 3 : Visit to Waimangu Valley geothermal park. Lake walk
  • Day 4 : Explore the Tongariro National Park on foot, including a section of the iconic Tongariro Crossing
  • Day 5 : Explore Wellington
  • Day 6 : Cross the Cook Strait and Marlborough Sound to the South Island
  • Day 7 : Visit Motuara Island Bird Sanctuary. Walk along Queen Charlotte Track
  • Day 8 : Explore Abel Tasman National Park by boat and on foot
  • Day 9 : Fossils, fur seals and Pororari River Track
  • Day 10 : Walk in glacial valley
  • Day 11 : Experience Gondwanaland. Drive to Wanaka
  • Day 12 : Free day to explore Wanaka
  • Day 13 : Discover Arrowtown Chinese Settlement. Explore Queentown
  • Day 14 : Walk part of the Kepler Track
  • Day 15 : Boat cruise on Milford Sound. Walk to Key Summit
  • Day 16 : Scenic drive to Twizel through the Lindis Pass. Free afternoon
  • Day 17 : Walking in the shadow of Mount Cook
  • Day 18 : Drive to Akaroa via Lake Tekapo
  • Day 19 : Trip ends in Christchurch
  • 18 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City (1 night)
  • Sudima Hotel Lake Rotorua (1 night)
  • The Park Hotel Ruapehu (2 nights)
  • West Plaza Hotel (1 night)
  • Jasmine Court Motel (2 nights)
  • Palms Motel (1 night)
  • Ashley Hotel Greymouth (1 night)
  • Lake Matheson Motel (1 night)
  • Wanaka Hotel (2 nights)
  • Copthorne Hotel Queenstown Lakefront (1 night)
  • Kings Gate Hotel Te Anau (2 nights)
  • Mackenzie Country Hotel (2 nights)
  • Akaroa Criterion Motel (1 night)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Ferry
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • 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 Walking in New Zealand tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
4.8 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Germany
  • On Mar 12 2023
4 - Very Good
Absolutely recommendable despite extra expenditures
Overall the trip was amazing and with Vaughan we also had a great guide From a fitness level it is absolutely for beginners or intermediate level as only 1 walk was above 12 km The only criticism we're the many motels where no... Read more
  • Simon
  • On Oct 01 2020
5 - Excellent
This was the most expensive (by far) holiday I've ever taken and it exceeded expectations. We were fortunate that the group of 7 + guide all got along very well together.There's a comment on your website from a previous trip... Read more
  • Jeanmarie
  • On Jun 01 2020
5 - Excellent
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was very well led by Gunther Hammer and we were a small group that got on very well and we had great fun
  • Nuala
  • On Mar 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Highly recommend
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in New Zealand tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 April 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 April 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking 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 Walking 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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